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Apr 17, 2018 at 8pm UK at ​Estadio de Balaídos (Vigo)
Attendance: 20,347
Celta Vigo
2-2
Barcelona
Jonny (45'), Aspas (82')
FT(HT: 1-1)
Dembele (36'), Alcacer (64')
Roberto (71')

Barcelona boss Ernesto Valverde: 'Lionel Messi could miss Celta Vigo clash'

Valverde: 'Messi could miss Vigo clash'
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Barcelona boss Ernesto Valverde says that he could rest Lionel Messi for Tuesday's La Liga encounter with Celta Vigo.

Barcelona boss Ernesto Valverde has revealed that he is considering resting Lionel Messi for the La Liga clash at Celta Vigo.

Earlier in 2018, reports suggested that Messi would be sidelined during periods of the second half of the campaign due to the forward's desire to be ready to represent Argentina in this summer's World Cup.

With Barca facing Sevilla in the Copa del Rey final at the weekend, Valverde has acknowledged that Messi could be given the night off for the trip to Balaidos.

At a press conference, Valverde told reporters: "Resting Messi is a possibility like any other, but I think he is playing well, the other day he played a good game.

"We will make changes to the team in Vigo, I think it's an important week and that the team needs the rest."

Messi has already featured for Barcelona in 44 games in all competitions this season.


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Tables
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Barcelona1594241192231
2Sevilla1584327161128
3Atletico MadridAtletico1577121101128
4Real Madrid158252319426
5AlavesAlaves157351817124
6Levante156452725222
7Real Betis156451617-122
8Getafe155641612421
9GironaGirona155641717021
10Espanyol156361720-321
11Celta Vigo155552824420
12Real Valladolid155551315-220
13Real Sociedad155461818019
14EibarEibar155461923-419
15Valencia153931212018
16Leganes154561519-417
17Villarreal153571519-414
18Athletic Bilbao152851523-814
19Rayo Vallecano152491530-1510
20Huesca1514101230-187

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