Ernesto Valverde said that Barcelona will re-evaluate Messi’s facial bruising tomorrow.

Messi was hit in the face by Chris Smalling during Barcelona’s 1-0 win over Manchester United in the first leg of their Champions League matchup. 

Messi wasn’t so comfortable after the blow. We have to examine him tomorrow to see how he is. He was strong, but he has quite a significant bruise,” said Valverde. 

Valverde praised the performance of Luis Suarez.

“They’ll keep asking me about Suarez…The value of what he does doesn’t depend on whether or not he scores, but what he generates.”

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