Messi attends NBA match with Argentina squad

Barcelona star Lionel Messi was among the spectators as the Indiana Pacers won 103-101 at the Washington Wizards on Wednesday.

Lionel Messi joined his Argentina team-mates in attending an NBA clash between the Washington Wizards and the Indiana Pacers on Wednesday.

The Barcelona superstar is in the United States with the national team, who have upcoming friendlies against El Salvador and Ecuador. 

Some reports earlier this week suggested Messi would have to return to Spain after he suffered a blow to the foot in his club's 2-1 Clasico win over Real Madrid on Sunday.

However, Argentina subsequently played down those injury fears and Messi - sat between Carlos Tevez and Javier Mascherano - was in attendance as fellow Argentinean Luis Scola's Pacers edged the Wizards 103-101 after George Hill's two-pointer with 2.7 seconds left on the clock.