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Barcelona coach Martino ponders starting Messi against Atletico Madrid

Barcelona coach Tata Martino is weighing up whether to start Lionel Messi against Atletico Madrid.

It's first versus second this weekend in Spain.

"Messi is looking good. He had a brilliant half hour against Getafe. It's true that he's coming off a long period of injury and we have to assess him. We have to decide if he's ready to play a full 90 minutes in a match of this kind," said Martino.

"We'll speak to him to see how he's feeling, because the fact is that when a player starts a game he wants to finish the game."

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