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Mallorca Coach Gregorio Manzano: It Would Take A Shotgun To Stop Lionel Messi

Mallorca coach Gregorio Manzano has declared that it would take a shotgun to stop in-form Barcelona striker Lionel Messi.

The Balearic outfit travel to Cantabria to take on Racing Santander on Wednesday before hosting the Argentinian talisman and the champions on Sunday at the Ono Stadi.

"You need to bring a shotgun, pam-pam and that's it," Manzano joked at a press conference.

"You must pressurise him so that he doesn't receive the ball. It's clear that if you put a man on him to try and block him you can have a mess on your hands."

Mallorca will be looking to maintain their impressive home record when the Blaugrana visit on Sunday as they look to maintain their push for a UEFA Champions League place.