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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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TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Barcelona54101651113
2Real Madrid5410123913
3AlavesAlaves531185310
4Celta Vigo522110828
5Atletico MadridAtletico52215418
6GironaGirona522178-18
7Sevilla521210647
8Espanyol52125417
9Real Sociedad52127707
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11EibarEibar521256-17
12Athletic Bilbao41307616
13Real Betis513135-26
14Villarreal512223-15
15Valencia504135-24
16Levante5113811-34
17Huesca5113613-74
18Real Valladolid503235-23
19Rayo Vallecano4103310-73
20Leganes5014410-61

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