Lionel Messi in Barcelona's squad to play Inter Milan in Champions League

Lionel Messi in Barcelona's squad to play Inter Milan in Champions League

German magazine Der Spiegel and a network of global media reported last week that plans for a Super League, involving clubs such as Barcelona, Real Madrid and Manchester United were back on the table. Barcelona has cruised thus far in Champions League play, going 3-0-0 with a plus-eight goal differential.

Mauro Icardi then levelled four minutes later as the visitors dropped points in the pool for the first time.

Hargreaves agrees that Ernesto Valverde's side are among the best teams in the tournament and insists the Blaugrana are fully worthy of their billing because the quality of their squad.

"We would like to win and seal qualification for the knockout stage". Alaves can move within one point if they beat Eibar on Sunday. "They will likely play with the intention of having the ball and following their gameplan".

With a combined eight European Cup wins between them, the game at the San Siro was the main attraction of Europe's elite competition this week and the fixture certainly lived up to expectations.

Rayo Vallecano fans were in good mood during the last seven minutes of the game thinking their team would record an emphatic win over Barcelona.

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Behind the backline, Marc-Andre ter Stegen is an automatic selection to man the goal.

Together they ruled the world at Barcelona - but Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola insists he has never thought about reuniting with Lionel Messi.

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

In team news, much of the buildup has been dominated by the return for Leo Messi to the side. On the left flank, Philippe Coutinho is likely to be given the nod ahead of the underperforming Ousmane Dembele.

The Argentinean wizard had not received the medical all-clear before travelling to Milan. "The message from this match is that we want to qualify from the group, we wanted to take points from this match knowing that now we have two hard matches".

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