Barcelona coach Tito Vilanova says Lionel Messi will be fit to start tonight against Champions League opponents Bayern Munich.

Vilanova was giving his first Champions League media conference of the year.

He said: "The more in form he is the better our chances of getting to the final, but we can't heap this kind pressure on him, we have to try to help him. A player as good as Messi, at this point in the competition, will have things to say in tomorrow's match."