Lionel Messi has been called up for FC Barcelona’s upcoming UEFA Champions League match against Celitc FC, which takes place on Wednesday night at the Paradise, also known as Celtic Park. Messi has been given the medical green light and was on the pitch for the final training session before the match.
Messi missed Saturday's 0-0 draw with Málaga in La Liga due to an illness which had him vomiting (again). Barcelona dearly missed their Argentine star, as they were kept from scoring by another brilliant performance in goal by Carlos Kameni.
In other news, Aleix Vidal has returned to the squad list for the second time running since the Alavés debacle, and young Brazilian defender Marlon has been called up as well.
Luis Suárez will also likely make his return to the starting lineup after serving an automatic one-match domestic ban for yellow card accumulation. Hopefully Barça can find a good performance, some goals and three points with Messi and Suárez back.