Messi is closing in on Gerd Muller's goal scoring record.
â€śHe rested last week and we know that he always wants to play. Itâ€™s a Champions League match and heâ€™s excited to play. If heâ€™s on the pitch, itâ€™ll make us stronger,â€ť said Vilanova
The manager played down Messiâ€™s assault on MĂĽllerâ€™s record: â€śWe have to be as natural about this as possible. Messi has the chance to beat the record, but it will be more difficult if weâ€™re all focused on him. However, I think heâ€™s used to the pressure.â€ť