Tuesday, 20 November, 2018

Messi named in Barcelona squad for Inter clash

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| 07 November, 2018, 07:07

The voting processes ends on Friday, but claims have been made that Messi believes a final match-winning performance could sway the award in his favour.

Lionel Messi was left out of Barcelona's Champions League clash at Inter Milan on Tuesday as the Group B leaders aim to qualify for the last 16. The Argentinean attacker has travelled with the squad, despite not being past fit by the medical team.

The Barcelona boss iterated during the pre-match press conference that Inter Milan will pose a major challenge, considering they will step up after their loss in the reverse fixture at Camp Nou last month. "We would like to win, of course, because [we've not qualified] yet". We expect them to have a little more pressing and pressure high up the pitch.

Rayo Vallecano fans were in good mood during the last seven minutes of the game thinking their team would record an emphatic win over Barcelona.


Inter Milan will be looking to take a major step to the knockout phase of the Champions League, but have the unenviable task of facing a Barcalona side who have a ideal record in this seasons competition.

Behind the backline, Marc-Andre ter Stegen is an automatic selection to man the goal.

Substitute Dembele got Barca out of trouble with a perfectly struck half-volley in the 87th minute after a knockdown by Pique. Elsewhere, Ivan Rakitic, Arthur and Sergio Busquets are likely to maintain their places in midfield.

Finally, Suarez scored his second and Barcelona's victor in the dying seconds of the match to rescue the full three points for the Catalan giants.

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