Messi set for Celtic re­turn

The Myanmar Times - - Sport -

LIONEL Messi looks set to re­turn for Barcelona’s Cham­pi­ons League trip to Celtic to­mor­row af­ter over­com­ing a sick­ness bug that forced the Ar­gen­tine to miss Barca’s 0-0 draw with Malaga on Novem­ber 19.

Messi was forced to pull out of Barca’s line-up just hours be­fore kick­off and the Span­ish cham­pi­ons paid a heavy price, as the stale­mate saw Luis En­rique’s men fall four points be­hind Real Madrid at the top of La Liga.

Messi re­turned to train­ing yes­ter­day and looks set to start in Glas­gow along with Luis Suarez, who was sus­pended for Malaga’s visit to the Camp Nou.

Barca leads Group C by two points from Man­ches­ter City, with just a point needed from their fi­nal two games enough to se­cure qual­i­fi­ca­tion for the last 16. –

Photo: AFP

Lionel Messi pre­pares to re­set the ball dur­ing Ar­gentina’s 2018 FIFA World Cup qual­i­fier against Colom­bia on Novem­ber 15. Messi scored once as Ar­gentina won, 3-0.

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