Barça finally confirm Messi in squad for Inter UCL clash
Lionel Messi is in the Barcelona squad for Tuesday's Champions League Group B match after recovering from a broken bone in his arm.
Lionel Messi has been named in Barcelona's squad for Tuesday's Champions League clash at Inter Milan after recovering from a broken bone in his arm.
There was confusion if the Argentine would make the trip after a tweet published by the Catalan side omitted his name from the travelling group. This was later updated with the striker's name added to the Barça expedition.
#InterBarça Squad— FC Barcelona (@FCBarcelona) November 5, 2018
1. Ter Stegen
4. I. Rakitic
20. S. Roberto
22. Arturo Vidal
30. Iñaki Peña
Messi in line for early return from broken arm
Messi was expected to be out for three weeks after suffering the injury in a LaLiga win over Sevilla a fortnight ago, but could return to action ahead of schedule after resuming Barça training on Wednesday. They removed the splint that was on his arm and he is keen to play.
It is unclear whether the Argentine will be able to start at San Siro, but all the indications are that he may well feature at some point of the Group B match. The voting for Ballon d'Or finished on November 9th and he might be keen to fire Barca through to the next round while sending out a message as to who the best in the world really is.
Peña, Chumi drafted in from 'B' team
Thomas Vermaelen (thigh), Sergi Samper (calf) and Samuel Umtiti (knee) all remain out injured, while Barça B players Iñaki Peña and Chumi have been included in Ernesto Valverde's travelling party.
Barcelona squad to face Inter Milan:
Ter Stegen, Cillessen, Semedo, Piqué, Rakitic, Sergio, D. Suárez, Coutinho, Arthur, L. Suárez, Messi, Dembélé, Rafinha, Malcom, Lenglet, Alba, Munir, Roberto, Vidal, Aleñá.
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