Messi to return; Pique set for Champions League century

07 November, 2018, 11:18 | Author: Isabel Grant
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Suarez, who scored a hat trick in last week's drubbing of Real Madrid, completed the comeback three minutes later by arriving at the far post to steer in a cross from Sergi Roberto, striking a fifth goal in two games and a ninth in total to move top of the league's scoring charts.

In their last face-off, Barcelona beat Inter 2-0 at the Camp Nou on Matchday3 and will qualify as group winners with a victory in Italy.

Inter captain Mauro Icardi snatched a draw for the Italians with an 87th-minute equaliser after Malcom had given an impressive Barca a late lead in an end-to-end game. "We have to see if he's safe to play", Valverde told reporters Monday. "We would like to win, of course, because [we've not qualified] yet". It was a top match and very intense, with lots of tackles. "They will likely play with the intention of having the ball and following their gameplan".

"He has nearly scored the same number of goals as Cristiano Ronaldo despite missing three league matches", she said in an interview with the "Tiki Taka" programme.

"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.

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Marc-Andre Ter Stegen should get the nod in goal. Elsewhere, Ivan Rakitic, Arthur and Sergio Busquets are likely to maintain their places in midfield.

And upfront, Messi and Philippe Coutinho should flank Luis Suarez.

In team news, much of the buildup has been dominated by the return for Leo Messi to the side. The club have named Messi in their squad for the match at the San Siro, even if he is yet to be given the medical all-clear. 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.

Substitute Dembele got Barca out of trouble with a perfectly struck half-volley in the 87th minute after a knockdown by Pique.

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