By 90Min
November 04, 2018

Lionel Messi could be in contention for Barcelona's trip to Inter on Wednesday after making a miraculous recovery from a broken arm.

Messi was taken off during Barcelona's 2-0 win over Sevilla on October 20th and has missed out on all of the Catalan giant's recent games, which included a 5-1 thumping of Real Madrid in El Clasico.

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According to Spanish news outlet MarcaMessi could be making a sensational return to action on Wednesday, just 17 days after picking up the injury against Sevilla. 

Whilst Messi could be available for the match, there is no word yet as to whether Barcelona manager Ernesto Valverde will be willing to risk him in such a crucial game.

Valverde has already discussed Messi's situation, stating, as per the Daily Express: "If Messi was ready tomorrow, he'd be there and we would be stronger.

“He gives us that differential factor and we maintain the block and the sense of the team. So, the only thing with Leo is the affect it could have on his injury. We want him back. With Leo, we're better.

"The team's form is not making me more cautious with Leo - I'm being cautious because of injury he has.”

Barcelona are sitting pretty at the top of their Champions League group after picking up a maximum of nine points from their opening three matches and they know that just a point against Inter will be enough to confirm their spot in the knockout stages of the competition.

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Whether or not Valverde opts to risk Messi on Wednesday, the diminutive Argentinean will almost certainly be ready for Barcelona's La Liga clash against Real Betis next weekend.

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