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Meanwhile, the Barcelona boss played down fans' concerns regarding Lionel Messi's long-term future of the club. His team-mate Rakatic wants him to continue playing at Barcelona while calling Messi 'a part of Barcelona's badge'.

LaLiga's president Javier Tebas claimed earlier this month a contract has now been signed, although questions remain over whether that is the case.

The Croatian playmaker is confident that Messi will stay at the Camp Nou.

To date, Messi has netted 525 times in 601 games for his club, and now has 12 goals in 12 matches this season.

"I can not say for certain if he will stay or not as it is his decision and you must respect that, he has earned that right".

Messi's future has been the matter for much debate ever since the terms of his new contract were agreed nearly five months ago.

While club officials have said the Argentine forward has already signed a new deal, there still has not been an official statement and photograph putting pen to paper. Let us know in the comments section below.

"The only thing we can say as teammates is that we want him to stay, he has all our support and we enjoy being with him". He then scored a hat-trick in Ecuador to carry Argentina through to the 2018 World Cup.Dybala was on the substitute's bench in Quito but the 24-year-old will be on the field in Turin where a win will ensure Juventus reaches the knockout rounds.

Gerard Deulofeu therefore partners Luis Suarez up front, with Paulinho included in a packed Barca midfield to nullify the Juve threat. The Catalan Club is 10 points clear of Real Madrid and 4 clear of 2nd place Valencia.

It is all square after the first 45 minutes at the Allianz Stadium where Juventus host Primera Division leaders FC Barcelona in a match that has not had too many goal scoring opportunities but the ones created have belonged to Juventus.

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