Messi in Barcelona squad to face Inter Milan despite fractured arm

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We'll learn the answer Tuesday at San Siro Stadium when Barcelona takes on Inter Milan in a UEFA Champions League Group B game.

However, the five-time Ballon d'Or victor was not on Ernesto Valverde's 18-man squad when it was released prior to the match. Of course it's necessary to get Messi back as soon as possible.

"With Messi, Barca's degree of unpredictability increases but their attitude is the same without him", he said. One is that he plays from the start, or he comes on, or he goes off. "He is obviously the cherry on the cake, the idol for all kids that dream of becoming footballers". His is the shirt that children who dream of being footballers ask for", said Spalletti, "but Barcelona have shown that even without him, they still have the mentality to develop their game, which is what makes the difference.

Barcelona missed the service of Lionel Messi who is recuperating from injury, but it was a nice win for them as they stay top of the Spanish La Lagi with 24 points. "We need to be better in our reading of the game, but we're going to mark space, not men".

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"We would like to win and seal qualification for the knockout stage".

"Right now, he's scoring goals, more goals than perhaps before".

Ernesto Valverde, Barcelona's head coach, has selected Rafinha, who scored in El Clasico, to deputise for Messi in the previous four games.

"We're doing worse in that sense this season". I also look at the amount of times the opposition create chances.