Messi didn’t mention Barcelona as Champions League candidates

When Lionel Messi was asked to name the favourites for this season’s Champions League, there was one notable name left off the Argentine’s list… Barcelona.

The Paris Saint-Germain forward rhymed off all the sides that he thinks have a chance of winning Europe’s elite competition this campaign, with no mention of his former team.

“Everyone thinks that Paris Saint-Germain will win the Champions League, but there are more teams,” Messi told France Football.

“There is Chelsea, Manchester City, Manchester United, Real Madrid who always do well, Bayern Munich and Inter. I don’t know if I forgot any.”