De Boer: Real Madrid the team to beat - but you cannot rule out Messi

Frank de Boer says holders Real Madrid are the team to beat in the Champions League, but thinks the presence of Lionel Messi means it would be foolish to write off his former club Barcelona.

Former Inter boss De Boer, who played at Camp Nou between 1999 and 2003, feels Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane deserves credit for the team spirit he has built.

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