Mascherano shared the dressing room with Messi in Barcelona between 2010 and 2018.
Argentina midfielder Javier Mascherano denied on Sunday that a rift had opened between the players and coach Jorge Sampaoli following their 3-0 World Cup defeat by Croatia, saying the relationship between the two sides was totally normal.
Mascherano lost his starting position at Barcelona to French defender, Samuel Umtiti, who joined the club in 2016.
Barcelona manager, Ernesto Valverde, revealed that he does not fear any opponent in the 16th round of the UEFA Champions League.
Argentine international Javier Mascherano is out of action for a month due to an injury.
Argentinean players are emotionally attached to their childhood clubs, wherever they play they still have a dream to end their careers at their childhood teams.
Argentina’s captain, Lionel Messi scored three goals on Wednesday against Ecuador to lead his country to the World Cup in Russia.