Lionel MESSI scores, assists and gets injured for FC Barcelona

Messi to miss El Clasico after being ruled out for three weeks with arm fracture

Messi to miss El Clasico after being ruled out for three weeks with arm fracture

On Saturday night, Camp Nou saw hosts Barcelona beat Sevilla 4-2, ending a streak of four La Liga gameswithout a win.

The injury occurred in the 17th minute when Messi landed awkwardly on his right arm after getting wrapped up with Sevilla midfielder Franco Vazquez.

Although the Argentinean received treatment from Barca's medical services, he had to be substituted by Ousmane Dembele and was taken to hospital for further tests.

The Argentine is now nearly certain to miss Wednesday's Champions League clash with Inter Milan, and will also be a huge doubt for El Clasico next weekend.

"It's evident that when he's there he [Messi] gives us security because he's the best in the world", said Pique.

Dembele, who signed from Borussia Dortmund in a £96m deal last summer, started in Barcelona's first seven La Liga games of the season - however he only completed 90 minutes once. We've played without him in the past.

Despite the injury to Messi, Barcelona extended their lead in the second half through a Luis Suarez penalty.

Do you think Barca will stuggle in Messi's absence?

Saudi official provides yet another version of Khashoggi's death
The official said Saudi statements had changed because of "false information reported internally at the time". Turkish officials suspect Khashoggi was killed inside the consulate by the Saudi agents and his body cut up.

Sevilla did indeed have one back in the 79th minute when Sarabia's deflected effort found a route past Ter Stegen.

They face Viktoria Plzen on Tuesday before visiting Barcelona next Saturday and a defeat by their greatest rivals might well see Lopetegui axed by club president Florentino Perez. His injury would be a setback for the Catalan, especially against Real Madrid this Sunday, as Barcelona have never won an El Clasico match without Messi in the playing XI since his debut.

Real Madrid fans ran out of patience after seeing their team suffer its worst scoring drought and lose for the fourth time in five matches.

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

The Argentina attacker will, therefore, be unavailable to face Inter in the Champions League on Wednesday, as well as missing next weekend's Clasico.

Asked about his future, Lopetegui said: "It is the last thing I am thinking about".

Marcelo said: "We are with the coach until the death".

Recommended News

  • Trump and Bolton try to dismantle the INF Treaty

    Trump and Bolton try to dismantle the INF Treaty

    Lee estimated that about 95 percent of the missiles in China's arsenal would violate the INF Treaty if Beijing were a signatory. The land-based cruise missile, the Novator 9M729, has the potential to be seriously destabilising.
    Trump to dump 1987 Gorbachev-Reagan nuclear missile treaty

    Trump to dump 1987 Gorbachev-Reagan nuclear missile treaty

    It would enable Russian Federation to launch a nuclear strike at North Atlantic Treaty Organisation countries at very short notice.
    Trump says 'my biggest threat is the Fed'

    Trump says 'my biggest threat is the Fed'

    Under Powell, the Fed has been gradually raising rates as the economy has strengthened as a way to prevent a run-up in inflation. But as a sitting member of the Fed Board, Quarles is also a voting member of the Federal Open Market Committee.
  • Samsung is prototyping OLED panels with an in-display camera

    Samsung is prototyping OLED panels with an in-display camera

    The new Galaxy Tab S4 also supports DeX without the need for a dock, Samsung has the functionality built-in this time around. There are only a few ports , though: two USB Type-C ports , a microSD card slot for expanded storage and a headphone jack.
    NOAA predicts a warmer, wetter California winter due to weak El Niño

    NOAA predicts a warmer, wetter California winter due to weak El Niño

    The southern states of the USA , as well as those in the Mid-Atlantic, are expected to receive above-normal precipitation . It ranked as the sixth-warmest winter on record, and everywhere, except the Pacific Northwest, was warmer than normal.
    Pocahontas descendant calls for apology from Warren

    Pocahontas descendant calls for apology from Warren

    Throughout my childhood, I witnessed many incidences of racism - whether they were directed at me, my sister, or my father. Warren's use of DNA undermines tribal governments, which are in constant battle with the United States for sovereignty.
  • Singaporeans can pre-order iPhone XR from today

    Singaporeans can pre-order iPhone XR from today

    It boasts a similar design to the iPhone XS but ups the screen size to 6.1-inches and swaps out the OLED panel for an LCD. Though iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max hit the Indian market last month, users had to wait a little bit more for iPhone XR .
    Texas' O'Rourke tells national audience he'd impeach Trump

    Texas' O'Rourke tells national audience he'd impeach Trump

    While Cruz leads in most polls , O'Rourke has a decided lead amongst Millennials and college students. "He's dishonest. O'Rourke said he likens impeachment to an indictment.
    Sarri: Hazard can win Ballon d'Or with Chelsea

    Sarri: Hazard can win Ballon d'Or with Chelsea

    The 32-year-old France striker told L'Equipe: "For me, Chelsea is the top club in England, the one that has won the most titles over the last 10 years".
  • Amritsar train tragedy: CCTV footage shows event organiser fleeing the spot

    Amritsar train tragedy: CCTV footage shows event organiser fleeing the spot

    Data from Parliament in July showed that 49,790 people were killed by trains in India between 2015 and 2017. He also said that he alerted crowd many times to not stand on the tracks while watching the event.
    3 reasons why Neymar will never return to Barcelona

    3 reasons why Neymar will never return to Barcelona

    Also the Brazilian's mind that he is still in the shadows Klana Mbappe, although moved to PSG in the status of the main star. BBC reports that PSG are already 11 points clear at the top of the table, and didn't even name Neymar in their squad.
    Huawei showed the device without Android

    Huawei showed the device without Android

    Amazon India has listed the teaser page of the Huawei Mate 20 Pro on its official website, hinting that the launch is imminent. You must be wondering what is so different about a notch display , as most smartphones these days come with such a display .

We are pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news.
Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere in the site or in the newspaper.
Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.