Messi set for Celtic re­turn

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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 Satur­day.

Messi was forced to pull out of Barca’s match­day squad just hours be­fore kick-off 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 lead 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. — AFP

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