Thursday, 15 November, 2018

Messi to return; Pique set for Champions League century

Messi and Umtiti take part in Friday's rondo Messi and Umtiti take part in Friday's rondo. Francesc Adelantado
Sergio Cook | 07 November, 2018, 07:09

Barcelona are now top of Group B after winning all of their games in the Champions League, while opponents Inter sit in second - their only defeat coming against the Spanish side.

He has travelled with the squad to Milan without the all-clear from the club's medical team.

Messi could make an earlier return than expected against Inter Milan in the San Siro on Tuesday after breaking his arm on October 20, but the Catalans have shown some of their strongest form in his absence. But wins, in any form, can not be overlooked. "But I don't want to get ahead of ourselves too much".

Luis Suarez scored twice on Saturday, the second an 89th-minute victor to complete a late comeback against Rayo.

Luis Suarez then looped one just wide of the Inter goal in the 22nd minute, before Ivan Perisic and Ivan Rakitic took it in turns to miss the target as the open nature of the match continued. We know we have to improve, but the important thing is the goal difference.

Guardiola parted ways with Messi and Barcelona in 2012, and went on to manage Bayern Munich before guiding the Sky Blues to the Premier League throne last season. Problems can always flare up, but we played well and it was a game that had everything.

Instead, the more diligent Rafinha was named in the starting line-up at home to Inter last month and the Brazilian justified Ernesto Valverde's faith by scoring the opener against the same club he played for on loan only five months ago.

Inter Milan have won seven straight Serie A games to move into second place, six points behind Juventus.

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