Barcelona star, Lionel Messi, could return to action as soon as Tuesday, coach Ernesto Valverde said after their 3-2 victory at Rayo Vallecano.

The win was Barca’s third straight without Messi, who is currently out with a broken bone in his right arm.

However, Valverde told reporters after the match, that Messi could be back for the LaLiga leaders’ midweek trip to Inter Milan in the Champions League.

“I think we all play better with Messi in the side,” Valverde said.

“We will see how he is in training [on Sunday] with regards to the Inter game this week.”

Luis Suarez scored twice in Vallecas, as Barcelona had to come from behind to edge past Rayo Vallecano.