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Lionel Messi will return to the squad of FC Barcelona footballers on Wednesday after the end of the two-match penalty. He will be available in the eight-final duel of the Spanish Cup on the field of the second league Raya Vallecana.

Messi complained about the exclusion in the loss in the final of the home Super Cup. In it, the Argentine received a red card for a blow with an open palm to the back of the head of Asier Villalibra from Athletica Bilbao.
The Catalans were thus not available in the sixteenth cup of the cup against Cornelle (2:0 after extra time) and in the league match at Elche (2:0).
Messi hasn't played in Copa del Rey this year yet, but coach Ronald Koeman is counting on him on Wednesday. "He's ready and he doesn't feel any difficulty.To win, we need Messi in good shape. He's the type of player who wants to play in every match.Tomorrow we'll see who will be in the top eleven. We play the cup to win him and on I want to see the winning mentality in the team tomorrow as well, "Koeman told the Spanish media.

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