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Barcelona confirm Lionel Messi will miss Real Madrid clash with arm fracture

Lionel Messi was forced off in the first half of Barcelona’s victory over Sevilla (Picture: Getty) Barcelona have confirmed that Lionel Messi will be out of action for around three weeks with an arm fracture. Messi scored Barcelona’s second goal against Sevilla following Philippe Coutinho’s 2nd-minute opener but the Argentinian icon was forced off in the 26th minute at the Nou Camp. The 31-year-old landed awkwardly on his arm and a physio applied strapping before Ousmane Dembele came on as a replacement. Barca have clashes with Inter Milan and Real Madrid in the Champions League and La Liga respectively over the course of next week and Messi will have to watch from the sidelines. More: FootballBarcelona provide Lionel Messi injury update ahead of Real Madrid showdownUnfortunate stag strapped naked to a tree with clingfilm in BenidormX Factor’s Molly Scott earns BTS Army seal of approval with cover of Fake Love ‘Tests carried out on the first team player Leo Messi have confirmed that he has a fracture of the radial bone in his right arm,’ Barcelona’s official account tweeted after their 4-2 victory. ‘He will be out for approximately three weeks.’ ❗ [INJURY NEWS] Tests carried out on the first team player Leo Messi have confirmed that he has a fracture of the radial bone in his right arm. He will be out for approximately three weeks. #FuerzaLeo — FC Barcelona (@FCBarcelona) October 20, 2018 Barcelona, sitting at the top of the table, are now four points above fifth-placed Real Madrid ahead of their showdown next weekend. Julen Lopetegui is under intense pressure at the Bernabeu their third defeat on the bounce to Levante. More: FootballThierry Henry reacts to absolute HOWLER from Monaco goalkeeper in first matchX Factor’s Robbie Williams says United Vibe are ‘leaps and bounds beyond’ One DirectionNHS has spent '£235,000,000 on private ambulances over last three years' Asked about rumours that Lopetegui could be sacked, Sergio Ramos replied: ‘I always said that manager changes are never good for anyone. It’s a bit of an advantage. Calm must be kept. ‘We do not make decisions about who has to be a coach. ‘Julen has the support of all his players and together we will see how to turn this around.’ MORE: Thierry Henry reacts to howler from Monaco goalkeeper Seydou Sy in first match...


Published By: Metro - Saturday, 20 October, 2018

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