Friday, 16 November, 2018

Barcelona's Lionel Messi not in squad to face Inter Milan

Lionel Messi in Barcelona's squad to play Inter Milan in Champions League Barcelona team news: Lionel Messi to start in this 4-3-3 away at Inter Milan on Tuesday? | Daily Star
Eugene Bates | 07 November, 2018, 07:06

Barcelona are top of Group B with maximum points from three games ahead of Inter Milan who lost 2-0 in Spain.

However, Inter coach Luciano Spalletti, whose side lost 2-0 at Camp Nou two weeks ago, acknowledged that the La Liga side remain a much more complete outfit with Messi than without him.

"We would like to win and seal qualification for the knockout stage". We expect them to have a little more pressing and pressure high up the pitch.

Together they ruled the world at Barcelona - but Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola insists he has never thought about reuniting with Lionel Messi.

Barca were without a win in four league games and defensive errors looked set to play havoc with their title challenge.

The reigning Spanish champions scored the first goal in the 10th minute through Luis Suarez who was assisted by left back Jordi Alba.

Marc-Andre Ter Stegen should get the nod in goal.

Ousmane Dembele had the game's first opportunity in the second minute, and the Frenchman's curling strike needed to be saved by Inter goalkeeper Samir Handanovic. Umtiti has returned to training but is still not fully match fit yet, meaning Gerard Pique and Clement Lenglet will start at the heart of the defence once again.

However, hours later the club announced the travelling squad for the match on Twitter, with his name included - claiming the medical team has given an "all clear" verdict.

Guardiola parted ways with Messi and Barcelona in 2012, and went on to manage Bayern Munich before guiding the Sky Blues to the Premier League throne last season.

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