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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.

The striker has not yet been declared fit by Barcelona's medical team but he will travel with the squad to the San Siro.

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


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 flawless record in this seasons competition.

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

At the back, Sergi Roberto, Gerard Pique, Clement Langlet and Jordi Alba are all likely to start.


"When I left Barcelona and went to Bayern Munich and Manchester City I never asked Messi to come here", said Guardiola ahead of City's game against Southampton on Sunday. Sergio Busquets and Ivan Rakitic are the other two players completing the midfield trio, with the experienced heads bringing a sense of calm in the middle of the park.

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. With a crunch game against title rivals Atletico Madrid coming up, Valverde may rest his key man. Ousmane Dembele is slated to replace Messi in the side. But, Messi has taken part in all of the training session, and should be named in the starting lineup so as to inspire Barcelona to a group clinching win.


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