Barcelona's Ernesto Valverde - Lionel Messi training but no decision on availability

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Perhaps it will depend on how much Barca need him and, in that respect, messi's absence has been less pronounced than many predicted 15 days ago when he tumbled and broke his right arm against Sevilla.

"Messi is the icing on the cake".

"I don't know what to say, because I've already said it all", Spalletti shrugged.

"With Messi, Barca's degree of unpredictability increases but their attitude is the same without him", he said.

"We're facing one of the strongest clubs in the world in any case". We are going to prepare for the game.

A draw against Inter will guarantee qualification from Group B while victory would secure top spot, with two games still to spare. Umtiti has returned to training but is still not fully match fit yet, meaning Gerard Pique and Clement Lenglet will start at the heart of the defence once again.

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"We've always said we can play against anyone, and that still holds true".

Barcelona missed the service of Lionel Messi who is recuperating from injury, but it was a nice win for them as they stay top of the Spanish La Lagi with 24 points.

"In the first game we weren't able to keep the ball after winning it back, which meant we couldn't reverse the trend of the game".

The Belgian, who scored Inter's stoppage-time fifth in his cameo appearance during the 5-0 drubbing of Genoa at the weekend, replaces Joao Mario in midfield, while Matias Vecino steps in for Italian Roberto Gagliardini alongside Nainggolan.

"He has to be evaluated".

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