Messi cracks arm as Barcelona enlist triumph

Messi cracks arm as Barcelona enlist triumph 

Messi cracks arm as Barcelona enlist triumph
Messi cracks arm as Barcelona enlist triumph 


BARCELONA: Lionel Messi is relied upon to be out for three weeks with a cracked right arm yet his last commitment was to help send Barcelona back to the highest point of La Liga on Saturday. 

Messi scored and after that went off harmed as Barca beat Sevilla 4-2 at Camp Nou, in a six-objective spine-chiller that never looked like closure in something besides a home win. 

Any happiness at hopping above in-shape Sevilla, in any case, was discolored by Messi's damage, which will now lead him out of one weekend from now's Clasico against Real Madrid. 

A Barcelona club explanation read: "Tests completed on Leo Messi have affirmed that he has a crack of the spiral bone in his correct arm. He will be out for roughly three weeks." 

It implies Messi will likewise miss the Champions League coordinate at home to Inter Milan on Wednesday, and most likely the arrival outing to Italy on November 6, and alliance recreations against Real Madrid and Rayo Vallecano in the middle. 

"It is clear it is a blow," Barca mentor Ernesto Valverde said. "We comprehend what he gives us and we recognize what he does to the restriction. 

"We need to set ourselves up, it is clear we will see the loss of Messi however we have players that can cover." 

Messi tumbled to the ground following a tussle with Sevilla's Franco Vazquez and, as his correct hand attempted to pad the getting, his elbow seemed to clasp. 

Messi was offed the pitch by therapeutic staff and, regardless of having his correct arm vigorously lashed, he was at last substituted in the 26th moment. 

"Inwardly, we know when he is there, he gives us more certainty since he is the best on the planet," Gerard Pique said. "Be that as it may, it doesn't need to influence us." 

Philippe Coutinho had opened the scoring and Luis Suarez's punishment, which he likewise earned, ensured triumph before a three-objective whirlwind in the last 11 minutes. 

Pablo Sarabia and Luis Muriel twice lessened the shortage to two for Sevilla, either side of a general volley from Ivan Rakitic. 

Indeed, even without Messi, Barca may be sure of seeing off Madrid, whose droop had proceeded on Saturday with a 2-1 misfortune at home to Levante. Barcelona, in the interim, appears to have started an opponent. 

Since attracting at home to Athletic Bilbao a month ago to make it three recreations without a win, they have overwhelmed Tottenham at Wembley, taken a point away to Valencia and now facilitated past Sevilla, who came into the end of the week best of the table. 

Barca fans had droned, "don't contact the identification" before commencement after president Josep Maria Bartomeu had reported plans to change the club peak had been racked. 

They were before long commending an objective, as well as Coutinho, twisted a luxurious right-footed shot into the far corner with just two minutes on the clock. 

Messi multiplied the preferred standpoint, dashing clear on the counter-assault before jinking inside and twisting into the base corner with his left foot. It was his last noteworthy contribution. 

"He did what's necessary didn't he?" Sevilla mentor Pablo Machin said afterward. 

Ousmane Dembele was Messi's substitution, however, Suarez went up against the mantle, too brisk to his very own overwhelming touch and brought around Sevilla goalkeeper Tomas Vaclik. Suarez covered the punishment. 

The diversion appeared up yet Marc-Andre ter Stegen needed to make a splendid twofold spare to deny Sarabia and after that Wissam Ben Yedder with his thigh. 

Sarabia gave Sevilla trust with 11 minutes left, his shot avoiding off Clement Lenglet and in, yet Rakitic removed the steam from any rebound with a well-struck volley. Muriel added what ended up being a comfort in damage time.

Messi cracks arm as Barcelona enlist triumph 

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