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Real Betis defender Mandi: Messi will decide whether Barcelona beat PSG

Real Betis defender Aissa Mandi says Lionel Messi will be key to Barcelona's Champions League clash with PSG.

Barca and PSG will meet this month in the round of 16.

Asked for a prediction, Mandi said: "Who will qualify? For me, it will depend on Lionel Messi.

"It will depend on him, if he is in good shape. If he wants to qualify Barça, he will because he is an exceptional player.

"Of course, PSG should not be underestimated. But if Messi does his job, things will be able to switch to Barça's side."

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