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Messi out for Malaga fixture due to personal reasons

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The Argentine will not be part of the Catalans who will travel to Malaga.

Barcelona’s superstar Lionel Messi has been taken out of the squad that will play on Saturday for personal reasons, the club has announced.

The Argentine has been freed by Ernesto Valverde and his spot has been taken by new January signing Yerry Mina.

One of the potential reasons is the upcoming birth of Messi’s Wise, Antonella, who is due to give birth to their third child in the very near future.

However, the Catalans are yet to confirm the official reason for Messi’s absence.