Messi in Barcelona squad to face Inter Milan despite fractured arm

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Meanwhile, Barcelona boss Ernesto Valverde has hinted captain Lionel Messi could feature in the Champions League clash against Inter, little more than two weeks after breaking his arm.

"In terms of his play and his movements, he's fine".

Barcelona beat Inter 2-0 on October 24 at Nou Camp in the teams' first meeting of the season.

"There are three or four possibilities that we're studying". Messi is included in the squad to face Inter and while he might not start the match, he definitely can play a few minutes. "What we won't do is take any risks".

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I'm glad we got three points for him. "He took us in as his extended family and that's exactly what we did with him". The 22-year-old was booked after taking off his shirt in celebration , revealing the message "For Kun Vichai".

"It's a worry for anyone if Messi plays, but the attitude doesn't change". Meanwhile, the Italian hosts can book their spot in the Round of 16 with a win over Barcelona and if Tottenham and PSV draw in the other Group B game. 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.

Pre-match coverage gets underway at 7.45pm, ahead of kick-off at 8pm. "We need to be better in our reading of the game, but we're going to mark space, not men". "We would like to win, of course, because [we've not qualified] yet".

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

Valverde said Messi, who is now out with a broken bone in his right arm, could play against Inter. We know we have to improve, but the important thing is the goal difference.

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