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Messi, Suarez among other Barcelo players to undergo dope tests

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  25 April 2015 12:00 AM GMT

Sant Joan Despi, April 24: A list of 10 players from Spanish football club FC Barcelo including Argentine striker Lionel Messi and Uruguayan forward Luis Suarez underwent drug tests on Friday conducted by European football's governing body, the UEFA, the club said.

On the eve of their La Liga game against Espanyol, and less than two weeks before the start of Champions League semi-fils, Marc Andre Ter-Stegen, Gerard Pique, Ivan Rakitic, Sergio Busquets, Andres Iniesta, Jordi Alba, Dani Alves and Xavi Herndez all underwent blood and urine tests.

All available players took part in training at the club's sports complex in Sant Joan Despi. Barcelo play against German club Bayern Munich in the semi-fils of the CHampions League football competition. IANS

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