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Vomiting Lionel Messi misses FC Barcelona’s match against Malaga

FC Barcelona will have to cope without Lionel Messi for the visit of Malaga on Saturday after the Argentine was ruled out just hours before the game due to illness.

football Updated: Nov 19, 2016 20:16 IST
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Lionel Messi

Lionel Messi showed symptoms of lightheadedness and vomiting ahead of the match against Malaga, FC Barcelona said in a statement.(AP)

FC Barcelona will have to cope without talisman Lionel Messi for the visit of Malaga on Saturday after the Argentine was ruled out just hours before the game due to illness.

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“The Argentine player showed symptoms of lightheadedness and vomiting and will not be available for the game against the Andalusian side,” Barca said in a statement.

Messi only returned to Barcelona on Wednesday after guiding Argentina to a crucial 3-0 World Cup qualifying win over Colombia on Tuesday.

Barca are also without the suspended Luis Suarez as they aim to move top of La Liga for at least a few hours before league leaders Real Madrid travel to local rivals Atletico Madrid later on Saturday.