Published: Mon, October 22, 2018
Sport | By Tony Jimenez

Barcelona stars talk after Messi's injury

Barcelona stars talk after Messi's injury

Messi had assisted Philippe Coutinho and scored before landing heavily on his right arm in the first-half of the 4-2 win at the Nou Camp.

The club have now confirmed he has fractured a bone in his right arm, ruling him out for the next three weeks including the visit of their arch-rivals, along with a crucial Champions League tie against Serie A side Inter.

Lionel Messi left Barcelona's match against Sevilla on Saturday night after suffering an undisclosed arm injury.

He was injured in a league match against Sevilla on Saturday.

Messi will sit out next weekend's Clasico against Real Madrid, as well as Barca's Champions League fixtures against Inter.

Messi was trying to reclaim the ball in the first half when he ran into the back of a defender, fell, and bent his right elbow badly. We all know what the opponent thinks when they play Leo.

Ivan Rakitic produced superb volley with two minutes remaining and there was still time for Luis Muriel to curl in Sevilla's second in the first minute of stoppage time.

Given Messi has been given an approximate recovery time of three weeks, there is every chance he could also miss the visit of Betis, precisely 21 days after suffering his injury and just before the next global break.

Pablo Sarabia did provide a glimmer of hope with 11 minutes remaining when he's deflected effort found the back of the net to reduce the deficit.

Barcelona struggled more than the scoreline showed, with goalkeeper Marc-Andre ter Stegen having to make a pair of remarkable double-saves, but the result was enough to give Valverde's team a one-point lead over surprising Alaves.

Atletico Madrid are two points ahead after they missed the chance to go top by drawing 1-1 away to Villarreal.

Real Madrid have under-performed under new manager Julen Lopetegui. We had goals ruled out, hit the woodwork three times. earlier mentioned that Messi opened the lid on why he will not leave the club to play for another big team.

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