Messi fit for Barca as Utd seek comeback

Messi fit for Barca as Utd seek comeback

Messi fit for Barca as Utd seek comeback

"He didn't play for four weeks but he will be able to participate in this game", Valverde said.

Barcelona's recent history in this competition has been more painful as United look to follow Juventus, Atletico Madrid and Roma in sending them out in the quarter-finals for a fourth year in a row.

He retired from global football with Spain previous year after 102 appearances, a World Cup title and a European Championship crown.

"I don't know what the team of United's is going to do, but we do know that we have examples of what they have done in the Champions League away from home this season".

In this Champions League they have done well away from home winning three out of four games. After an impressive win against Manchester United in an away tie, they will switch their focus on the league which is nearly done and dusted.

Messi's not the only Barca player who will have the weekend off ahead of the second leg of their quarterfinal against United at Camp Nou on Tuesday. "Everyone did well, we're only sorry for the defeat, but we paid for inexperience". Live streaming is available on beIN Sports Connect, which you can access with your cable or satellite subscriptions, either online or through the beIN Sports Connect app.


"It is very hard over the course of a season to always be at the highest level", said Valverde. Ousmane Dembele is fit again and will likely start in the left side of the Barcelona forward line. We were forced to play with Malcom on one wing and Wague on the other.

The hosts continued to play on the front foot and were rewarded with 15 minutes remaining when Floccari raced on to a loose ball in the area and swept a finish into the corner.

"If you don't believe that, then you just let them go through". "So you have to be focused and ready for a hard game again".

Having been able to rest the majority of their first team at the weekend, the Catalans should be much fresher and their daunting home form in this competition means it is extremely hard to oppose them. Lionel Messi had a very quiet evening in Manchester by his standards last week and he'll be wanting to rectify that.

Messi was among 10 players rested for the goalless draw against Huesca on Saturday after a hefty challenge from Chris Smalling last week left him with a swollen nose and cheek.

Messi will undoubtedly want to exact revenge in next week's second leg at the Camp Nou by knocking United out of the Champions League.

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