Barcelona are confident of good news this morning over Lionel Messi's knee scan. Messi broke down in last night's Champions League stalemate against Benfica and was stretchered off. Initial reports suggest a 'bruised knee'.

"I do not know what it can be, but it's not nice to leave the field on a stretcher," lamented Zubi.

"The injury does seem minor."

Indeed, sources say Messi could be fit enough to make the weekend clash with Real Betis.