Araujo picked up an injury to his right hamstring ahead of the game against Granada, during the pre-game warm-up, which ruled him out from the tie. Samuel Umtiti came in to replace the Uruguayan, and quite successfully so. It was reported that Araujo will miss the Spanish Super Cup Semi-Finals against Sociedad, but made it to the squad list for the fixture, with both him and Ronald Koeman confirming that the player feels fine.
On the other hand, Messi was substituted off against Granda post the fourth goal that Barcelona scored. Earlier suspected to be rest, several conflicting reports were released that the six-time Ballon d’Or winner had picked up some discomfort in his leg.