Messi to return; Pique set for Champions League century

Messi and Umtiti take part in Friday's rondo

Messi and Umtiti take part in Friday's rondo. Francesc Adelantado

She also spoke about Lionel Messi on the show, insisting that Icardi has a good relationship with his countryman.

"Matias Vecino is our lucky charm, so we keep him on until the end even if he is falling apart".

"It's not fair that he's judged on one game in the cup because he had hardly played all season before that", Busquets told reporters. That remains to be seen, but obviously there is a chance or else Messi wouldn't be on the list.

More crucially, key players have delivered while others, less prominent, have stepped up.

Barcelona have extended their lead at the top of the Spanish La Liga to four points, after defeating Rayo Vallecano 3-2 in an away match.

Mauro Icardi's late equaliser denied Barca a win in Italy but a draw was enough to seal their progression to the knockout stages with two games to spare.

"Leo is at the point where he might be available, but we have to wait for the training session. You never know how someone can fall and we didn't want take risks".

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Luis Enrique is yet to pick him for Spain but it would be hard to justify ignoring the full-back again when the next squad is announced later this week.

"The whole team has taken a step forward", the Spain worldwide said.

Then, Rafinha's Barca future looked bleak but Valverde's preference carries a clear message to the likes of Dembele and Malcom about the value he places on concentration, pressing off the ball and teamwork.

Only last month, the pressure mounting on Valverde was not incomparable to that felt by Julen Lopetegui at Real Madrid. Meanwhile, Jordi Alba has arguably been Barcelona's best player in the absence of Messi, and should be the left-back for the vistors, while Sergi Roberto is likely to start on the opposite flank.

The two favourites in Group A are not guaranteed a path to the last 16 yet, however, after Club Brugge claimed a stunning 4-0 win at Monaco.

"They have earned many points in the last moments of matches".

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