Champions League

Lionel Messi to start for Barca

April 23, 2013
By Associated Press
MUNICH -- Lionel Messi will start Barcelona's Champions League semifinal against Bayern Munich after being declared medically fit following a leg injury.

In a brief statement, the club said Tuesday that "the player has been given the medical all-clear," and he was later named up front in the starting lineup.

Messi injured a hamstring on April 2 and has since been sidelined for three Spanish league games.

However, he went on as a substitute ...

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