Barcelona boss Valverde claims Messi is yet to recover from UCL exit

Barcelona boss Valverde claims Messi is yet to recover from UCL exit

Barca will reportedly look to sign another world-class attacker at the end of the 2017-18 campaign, as they continue to bolster their squad following the departure of Neymar to Paris Saint-Germain last August.

Tapia - the president of the Argentina Football Association - acknowledged that this might be the 30-year-old's last opportunity to win the tournament, but said even the five-time Ballon d'Or victor wouldn't be able to guide Argentina to glory if his team-mates didn't perform at their best.

"Messi is one of the players who has won more Champions League's during his career".

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Lionel Messi and his teammates were dumped out of Europe after Roma beat them 3-0 Tuesday, but the Catalan giants remain 11 points clear of second-placed Atletico Madrid in La Liga. Despite suggestions that they could be there for the taking following the shock in Rome, Valencia Boss Marcelino remains wary of a wounded Barcelona side who will not easily fall to two consecutive defeats ahead of his sides clash. "As I played for Barcelona and because I'm a fan of Barcelona, I'm sad about what happened".

The London club said an "unprecedented response" from fans to an appeal for information regarding the alleged incidents had led them to take their case to UEFA, European football's governing body.

Here, we want to test your knowledge of legendary Champions League comebacks. With the arrival of Philippe Coutinho this winter, Rakitic is expected to be one of the casualties of Ernesto Valverde's remodelling of the Barcelona squad.