Lionel Messi Looks Set To Miss Clasico With Arm Injury
Lionel Messi looks certain to miss Barcelona's game against Real Madrid a week tomorrow after coming off injured just 17 minutes into the La Liga champions game against Sevilla tonight.
Next Sunday is the first Clasico of the season as two of the biggest teams in the world meet in one of the best games of the season.
It's set to be a strange Clasico as there is no Cristiano Ronaldo for the first time since 2009 after his move to Juventus in the summer but now it looks like Lionel Messi could also be missing from the famous fixture.
Barcelona were playing Sevilla on Saturday night and within 12 minutes the Spanish champions found themselves 2-0 up. Messi set up Philippe Coutinho after two minutes before adding his own goal 10 minutes later.
However just five minutes later and disaster struck the Catalan giants and their five time Ballon d'Or winner as Messi had to go off with what is a suspected broken arm, just over a week before the Clasico.
:rotating_light: Bad news for @FCBarcelona as Messi leaves #BarcaSevillaFC with an injury to his arm.
See how it happened here :arrow_right: https://t.co/ZaUuzxYKiD pic.twitter.com/DC5wW1zhyF
- beIN SPORTS USA (@beINSPORTSUSA) October 20, 2018
Sadly 15 minutes of Messi is all we're going to get. Looks like he's seriously damaged his arm...may be broken.
- Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) October 20, 2018
It's a big blow for Ernesto Valverde and his side ahead of a huge week. As well as facing fierce rivals Real in La Liga next weekend they also have a game against Inter Milan in the Champions League on Wednesday.
Barca would have been looking forward to the first Clasico of the season with Los Blancos in such poor form.
The Champions League winner's 2-1 loss to Levante on Saturday afternoon left them without a win in their previous five matches in all competitions and likely to be four points behind Barca after their game with Sevilla.
Barca fans wait with baited breath to see if Messi's arm is broken.
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