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Italy: Inter's Spaletti wary of Messi threat00:50

Italy: Inter's Spaletti wary of Messi threat

Italy, Milan
November 6, 2018 at 13:25 GMT +00:00 · Published

Inter Milan coach Luciano Spalletti said it was a "concern" that Lionel Messi was included in the Barcelona squad for their upcoming Champions League tie, in a pre-match interview on Monday.

"It's a concern for everyone when Messi plays," Spalletti told reporters. "Messi is among the best players in the world."

Messi could make a surprise return from injury at the San Siro on Tuesday. He has been sidelined for three weeks after fracturing his arm against Sevilla.

Barcelona sit top of Group B with maximum points from their first three fixtures. A win would guarantee them top spot, with two games still to play. Inter Milan, on six points, are five ahead of rivals Tottenham Hotspur and PSV Eindhoven.

Italy: Inter's Spaletti wary of Messi threat00:50
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Inter Milan coach Luciano Spalletti said it was a "concern" that Lionel Messi was included in the Barcelona squad for their upcoming Champions League tie, in a pre-match interview on Monday.

"It's a concern for everyone when Messi plays," Spalletti told reporters. "Messi is among the best players in the world."

Messi could make a surprise return from injury at the San Siro on Tuesday. He has been sidelined for three weeks after fracturing his arm against Sevilla.

Barcelona sit top of Group B with maximum points from their first three fixtures. A win would guarantee them top spot, with two games still to play. Inter Milan, on six points, are five ahead of rivals Tottenham Hotspur and PSV Eindhoven.

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