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‘Barcelona more dependent on Messi & haven’t improved’ – No progress being made under Setien, says Rivaldo

Barcelona have become even more dependent on Lionel Messi this season and made no progress since Quique Setien inherited the managerial reins from Ernesto Valverde, says Rivaldo.

The reigning La Liga champions find themselves back at the top of the table at present, but only hold a two-point lead over Real Madrid.

The Blaugrana are due to lock horns with their old adversaries again on Sunday in the latest instalment of the fierce Clasico rivalry.

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Messi will be expected to deliver inspiration once again at Santiago Bernabeu, with Rivaldo seeing little sign of improvement since a change in the dugout was made at Camp Nou.