Diego Maradona backtracks on Lionel Messi 'toilet' criticism

Neymar continues to be linked with a Real Madrid move

Barca will be without five-time Ballon d'Or victor and superstar Messi for Wednesday's fixture at Camp Nou after he broke his arm in last week's 4-2 victory against Sevilla in LaLiga.

In his absence, Barcelona will start with Luis Suarez up front supported by Philippe Coutinho and Ousmane Dembele of either side.

Maradona was referring to the extreme nerves Messi feels ahead of certain games which have seen him vomit before and during matches.

Barca will hope the injury to their star player is not serious, particularly with a handful of hard fixtures coming up.

He is now set to miss two Champions League games against Inter Milan as well as the Clasico and LaLiga games against Rayo Vallecano and Real Betis.

Despite an emphatic victory over Sevilla, Barcelona suffered a major loss which may affect its team morale and, more importantly, its performance in La Liga and Championship League.

Sevilla continued to probe and were rewarded when Sarabia's shot deflected off Clement Lenglet and flew beyond the stranded Ter Stegen, and the German then denied Sarabia a second before keeping out Ben Yedder on the rebound.

Gerard Piqué acknowledged the absence of Lionel Messi will be a blow but insisted Barcelona can cope without their superstar captain.

More news: Maxine Waters: Brett Kavanaugh 'won't rest easy in his job'

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

Sevilla were not finished, however, and added a second in the first minute of additional time when substitute Luis Muriel picked out the far corner with a curling effort.

Inter Milan have now sent a tweet to Lionel Messi after Barcelona confirmed the extent of his injury.

And Inter are hugely disappointment that they will be unable to go up against the five-time Ballon d'Or victor.

Inter are now on a seven match unbeaten run and will be in good spirits when they take on Spanish giants Barcelona.

For a team that prides itself on flair and flamboyance, it is a streak that reflects just as badly on Lopetegui as the results, which left Real Madrid four points adrift of Barcelona.

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

Related News:

Most liked

National Basketball Association hands down suspension for Rockets-Lakers fight
Luke Walton says Lonzo Ball and Kyle Kuzma will fill in for Rajon Rondo and Brandon Ingram while they serve their suspensions. Aside from getting kicked out of the Staples Center, Kiedis has also been working on a new Red Hot Chili Peppers album. "Nah.

Lonzo Ball weighs in on Chris Paul, Rajon Rondo fight
Lakers players disputed that and reported that the team had reviewed video and saw no spit, either accidental or deliberate. But what it brought instead was go time, as a brawl erupted with Chris Paul and Rajon Rondo at its epicentre.

Saudi King, Crown Prince express condolences to Khashoggi's family
Trump initially said he believed the Saudi account, but on Saturday he said he still does not know where Khashoggi's body is. Reuters on Sunday quoted an unnamed Saudi official who portrayed Khashoggi's death as the result of a botched kidnapping.

At least 30 killed by Hurricane Michael, according to estimates
She was killed when part of a metal carport crashed into the mobile home she lived in with her parents and struck her in the head. About 4,000 members of Florida's national guard have been called up to deal with the storm, including 500 added on Saturday.

China's 3Q GDP growth slowest since 2009
Investment rose 5.4 percent in the first three quarters, down 0.6 percentage points from the first half. China's once high-flying automakers are now feeling the brunt of weaker consumer spending.

Remains of fetuses and infants found at second Detroit funeral home
However, Detroit police chief James Craig said no connection between the two cases had yet been established, Reuters reported . This is a developing story . "I have never seen anything like this in my 41-and-a-half years [on the force]".

First iPhone XR Hands-On Impressions Go Live on YouTube
The iPhone XR sports a 6.1-inch screen and will be available with three storage capacity options: 64GB, 128GB, and 256GB. To take advantage of the new screen size and resolution, Apple has designed a series of Watch faces called Infograph.

Ramiz Raja initiates Mohammad Abbas’ comparison with the greats of the game
Captain Tim Paine admitted after the loss to Pakistan that his team's batting took a step backwards during the series. For his efforts, he was named man of the match in the second Test along with man of the series.

MSNBC Host: Did Elizabeth Warren Make a Mistake?
However, the report adds, "The analysis also identified 5 genetic segments as Native American in origin at high confidence". Throughout my childhood, I witnessed many incidences of racism - whether they were directed at me, my sister, or my father.

LeBron says Lakers chemistry is not like 'instant oatmeal'
The Portland Trail Blazers defeated the Lakers 128-119, extending their winning streak over the Lakers to 16 games. Unsurprisingly, LeBron said it's going to take a little while, and he explained why by using an oatmeal analogy.

What to expect from Apple’s October 2018 event
Apparently the iPad Pro 10.5 (2018) will be 247.64 x 178.52mm and the iPad Pro 12.9 (2018) will be 280.66 x 215mm. It's unclear whether this device will have a new redesign or simply updated specs.

Canada legalizes recreational cannabis use
Lindstrom said most states along the Canadian border have legalized marijuana for medical or recreational use. Ian Power was among the first to buy legal recreational marijuana in Canada but he has no plans to smoke it.

Barnier: Brexit deal at 90%, Ireland a 'sticking point'
The extension idea has angered pro-Brexit U.K. politicians, who see it as an attempt to bind Britain to the bloc indefinitely. Britain says it has not asked for an extension, but May has not yet come up with proposals for unblocking the border logjam.

Rihanna Reportedly Turned Down Super Bowl in Support of Colin Kaepernick
Guess who decided not to do the Super Bowl LIII Halftime Show? Rihanna is taking a knee with Kap. She reportedly did so because she doesn't agree with NFL's stance on Colin Kaepernick .

Chengdu plans to launch ‘artificial moon’ into space to save on electricity
He explained that the testing of the illumination satellite started years ago, and now the technology has finally matured.