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Lionel Messi is like a lion...he can tear your head off, says Sevilla chief

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Don’t make him angry!

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Sevilla’s director of football Joaquín Caparrós has been talking about Lionel Messi ahead of Saturday’s trip to the Camp Nou to face Barcelona.

Messi has started the season in typically brilliant style with six goals and four assists in eight La Liga outings and will be well rested for Saturday’s match after not being called up by Argentina over the international break.

Barcelona will be aiming to end a four-match winless run in La Liga against Sevilla, and Caparros is well aware of the danger provided by Messi.

“Messi is like a lion. A lion has to be caressed and you can put your hand in his mouth and he will not bite.

”But if you touch his claws, a lion can tear your head off.”

Source | Radio Marca

Sevilla head into the game in good form. They’ve won their last four La Liga matches, beating Celta, Eibar, Real Madrid and Levante.