Lionel Messi: Barcelona hero despatched Champions League warning by Lyon star Nabil Fekir

LYON star Nabil Fekir insists his side have a plan to stop Barcelona hero Lionel Messi in the Champions League.

The two sides meet at the Nou Camp this evening to battle it out for a place in the quarter-finals.

The first leg finished goalless and Lyon will take confidence from stopping Barca scoring a crucial away goal.

Messi is looking to add to the six goals he’s already scored in Europe this season.

But Fekir insists Lyon will do their best to counter the Argentine’s attacking threat.

“We will do our best to stop him.”

Lyon star Nabil Fekir

“Barcelona are one of the best teams in Europe,” he said.

“It’s always fun to play against these kinds of teams.

“And it’s normal that the fans expect a lot from me in this match.

“We will give our all. Even if we know that it’s going to be a tough match.

“For me, he’s the best player in the world.

“I’ve already faced him on the pitch at the World Cup.

“Lionel Messi has been at the top for ten years.

“He’s been decisive every year. He wins trophies for his team.

“We will do our best to stop him.”

Messi has reportedly been offered a new deal at Barca that could keep him at the Nou Camp until 2023.

And after signing fresh terms himself, Jordi Alba has urged Messi to commit his future to the club.

“Hopefully, Messi will be here for at least as long as I am,” he said.

“I have a good understanding with him. I’ve improved a lot with him.

“I hope Messi can stay for many years at Barcelona.”

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