The Italian side - which reached the final in two of the last three seasons - visits Olympiakos in the final round, while Sporting travels to Barcelona. As a member of Barcelona, I would like Messi to remain at Barcelona for his entire career because we have a better chance of winning titles if he stays at Barca.
"Asked if he has been bothered by the latest comments made by Bartomeu, Valverde said: "[When I recently said that I don't like our transfers to be broadcast by the media] I mean about speculation, when names come out, when they [reporters] say we are going to sign certain players or that someone is leaving.
Tonight, with Barcelona unbeaten in all competitions this season, Juventus could provide the stiffest test of the season so far.
"They're very secure at the back, as shown by the fact that they've only conceded two goals in five games".
Valverde refused to be drawn on comparisons between Italy and Spain, with Juventus having lost two Champions League finals to Spanish clubs and Italy falling to Spain as they failed to qualify for the World Cup for the first time in 60 years.
The club then said they would offer him a contract for life in October similar to that signed around the same time by Andres Iniesta.
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"We must try to improve our football".
"I can not say for certain if he will stay or not as it is his decision and you must respect that, he has earned that right".
Juventus will be desperately looking for a big win to lift their confidence after defeat to Sampdoria at the weekend.
Dybala and Gonzalo Higuain lashed half-chances wide but Barca's control of possession was nearly unchallenged, with Juve apparently content to sit deep and hold on for the draw. What happened in the past belongs to the past and we've only eyes for the future right now'.
"It will be a hard match against them and we need to qualify, but nothing has been decided yet".
There is no argument whatsoever about Lionel Messi being the most important player for Barcelona. "He is a hard player to stop".