Messi: Missing out hurts

Lionel Messi admits to being pained at missing Barcelona’s Club World Cup semi-final but hopes to return in time for the final against River Plate.

Messi sat out the 3-0 win over Guangzhou Evergrande, achieved through a Luis Suarez hat-trick, due to renal colic, a condition often associated with kidney stones, but posted a message on Facebook regarding his absence.

“Great work by the team, we’re in the final! It hurts a lot to miss any game but I hope to be 100% to help in the final,” he wrote.

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