Messi is closing in on Gerd Muller's goal scoring record.
âHe rested last week and we know that he always wants to play. Itâs a Champions League match and heâs excited to play. If heâs on the pitch, itâll make us stronger,â said Vilanova
The manager played down Messiâs assault on MÃ¼llerâs record: âWe have to be as natural about this as possible. Messi has the chance to beat the record, but it will be more difficult if weâre all focused on him. However, I think heâs used to the pressure.â