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Lionel Messi would still be the best even with one leg, says Vitolo

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The Atletico Madrid star is a big fan

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Atletico Madrid’s Vitolo is looking forward to Saturday’s clash with Barcelona at the Wanda Metropolitano and has warned against the threat of Lionel Messi.

The Barcelona captain is back to fitness after a broken arm and heads into the game with nine goals and five assists in 10 La Liga outings this season.

Vitolo is in no doubt that Messi is the best footballer in the world and says he doesn’t even need to be fully fit to win games all by himself.

“We are excited, it’s beautiful for the fans to experience a game like this,” he said.

”You could take one of Messi’s legs away and he would still be the best.

”Even if he’s not 100 per cent fit he can win the game in an instant.”

Source | Marca

Atletico will also be aware that Messi has an outstanding record against the Rojiblancos. He’s scored 28 goals in 36 games against Diego Simeone’s side, according to AS.