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Messi may be rested against Celta, says Valverde

Messi may be rested against Celta, says Valverde

Valverde, however, insists he will not take anything for granted against Celta, who are ninth in the table and still in contention for a Europa League spot.

Lucas Digne returns to the squad after injury, while Aleix Vidal and Yerry Mina have been recalled after being omitted for the 2-1 win over Valencia in La Liga on Saturday.

Xavi also claimed that Barcelona will be without a number of their key players for Tuesday's meeting against Celta Vigo in La Liga.

Barca will need to keep an eye on Maxi Gomez, who has impressed in his debut season in La Liga.

Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde gestures during the Champions League Quarter Final Second Leg match against AS Roma in Rome April 10, 2018.

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"We come from intense matches and on Tuesday we will have to make some changes to refresh the team", he continued.

The hosts must do without suspended duo Hugo Mallo and Pablo Hernandez, which means that Unzue will have to reshuffle his pack. Facundo Roncaglia should slot in at right back in place of Mallo, with Gustavo Cabral slotting in at centre back. Lionel Messi, Andres Iniesta and Gerard Pique could get the night off, while Ivan Rakitic misses out with an injured finger.

Sevilla are also starting to look exhausted, but with his side seventh in the table, Sevilla boss Vincenzo Montella also has to decide whether he rests his players when a defeat could put next season's place in Europe in danger.

Potential Celta Vigo Starting Lineup: Alvarez; Jonny, Sergi Gomez, Cabral, Ronacaglia; Sisto, Lobotka, Radoja, Wass; Aspas, Maxi Gomez.

The four-time Champions League victor cut an emotional figure after the Blaugrana were knocked out of the competition by Roma after a quarter final second leg collapse - Iniesta admitting he may well have played his last UCL game in a post-match interview.