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Germany: 'We want Messi to play' - Dortmund's Reus on Champions League match

Germany, Dortmund
September 16, 2019 at 19:49 GMT +00:00 · Published

Borussia Dortmund forward Marco Reus said he hoped FC Barcelona star Lionel Messi would be fit to play against his club at the Champions League group F opener on Tuesday. Reus was speaking alongside manager Lucien Favre at a news conference in Dortmund on Monday.

"I would be happy if Messi were to play tomorrow. Everybody knows that Barcelona is stronger with Messi because he is the best player in the world and he has the skills that not many have and obviously we want him to play," said Reus.

Messi missed Barcelona's opening game in Spain's La Liga because of a calf injury.

Borussia Dortmund manager Lucien Favre said team was happy to play against FC Barcelona. "I had a feeling before the draw that we could end up facing them in the group stage and we are happy that it was this way," he said.

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Borussia Dortmund forward Marco Reus said he hoped FC Barcelona star Lionel Messi would be fit to play against his club at the Champions League group F opener on Tuesday. Reus was speaking alongside manager Lucien Favre at a news conference in Dortmund on Monday.

"I would be happy if Messi were to play tomorrow. Everybody knows that Barcelona is stronger with Messi because he is the best player in the world and he has the skills that not many have and obviously we want him to play," said Reus.

Messi missed Barcelona's opening game in Spain's La Liga because of a calf injury.

Borussia Dortmund manager Lucien Favre said team was happy to play against FC Barcelona. "I had a feeling before the draw that we could end up facing them in the group stage and we are happy that it was this way," he said.

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