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Lionel Messi to make Barcelona return in second half against Borussia Dortmund?

Messi to make Barca return in second half against Dortmund?
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Lionel Messi could make his long-awaited return from injury for Barcelona against Borussia Dortmund in the Champions League on Tuesday night, according to a report.

Lionel Messi could make his long-awaited return for Barcelona in the Champions League against Borussia Dortmund on Tuesday night.

The five-time Ballon d'or winner has yet to feature this season having been hampered by a foot injury, but made his return to first-team training on Sunday.

According to Marca, Messi is now feeling good and could feature for as long as 30 minutes from the substitutes' bench against Signal Iduna Park.

If all goes well in this comeback appearance, the 32-year-old is expected to start against Granada at the weekend.

Barcelona have had a mixed start to the season in Messi's absence, with consecutive home 5-2 drubbings of Real Betis and Valencia respectively having been spoilt by disappointing results at Osasuna and Athletic Bilbao.

One positive for Ernesto Valverde's men, however, has been the emergence of 16-year-old wonderkid Ansu Fati, who scored within two minutes of his first start against Valencia on Saturday night.

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