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Koeman talks Messi, De Jong and Pique ahead of Dynamo Kiev clash

Ronald Koeman spoke to reporters ahead of Barcelona’s Champions League clash with Dynamo Kiev on Tuesday.

The Barca boss explained his decision to rest Lionel Messi and Frenkie de Jong, spoke about Gerard Pique’s injury and offered updates on Samuel Umtiti and Ronald Araujo.

Here are the best bits:

Koeman on Messi and De Jong

We have various players out through injury and we decided not to take Leo or Frenkie because the situation [in the group] is quite comfortable for us. These two players need to rest because they have played a lot of matches, so we think this is a good moment to rest them.