Messi named in Barcelona squad for Inter clash

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In today's paper edition of the newspaper Rome-based Corriere dello Sport emphasizes the important role that Nerazzurri captain Mauro Icardi has when Inter host Barcelona in the Champions League.

Ernesto Valverde is without three first-team players as Barcelona prepare to face Inter Milan at San Siro in a Group B tie of the UEFA Champions League.

Messi was a surprise inclusion in the squad list as he was expected to be out of action for three weeks after breaking a bone in his right arm on October 20.

Circumstances have helped. After Inter, came Real, who were in a mess, Cultural Leonesa, who play in Spain's third tier, and Rayo Vallecano, who are 19th in the table. But wins, in any form, can not be overlooked.

Dembele had a goal-bound strike blocked by Luis Suarez just before the 30-minute mark, before the latter fired wide of the far post with Inter standing and watching from a half-cleared corner. "Of course it's necessary to get Messi back as soon as possible". "We know they will score many goals together again".

Racing onto Rakitic's pass and teeing up Suarez to tap in the opener at Vallecas was also Jordi Alba, who has been arguably Barca's best player this season.

Suarez has picked up the slack for Barcelona since Messi was injured.

"We are aware that Inter is a healthy club so that we do not have to sell and continue to respect [Financial] Fair Play".

The Argentine maestro had missed Barca's previous four games with a fractured right arm sustained against Sevilla last month. Barcelona sits atop the group standings with nine points from three games and can clinch first place in its pool with a victory over second-place Inter.

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