Barcelona have confirmed that Lionel Messi will miss Saturday’s trip to Malaga for “personal reasons”.
Barca’s official Twitter website adds Yerry Mina will take Messi’s place in the squad, the defender back after being left out of the Catalans’ last three in La Liga.
However, Mundo Deportivo believes the Argentine’s absence is due to his wife giving birth to his third son Ciro on Friday night.
Joining the No 10 out of the game at La Rosaleda are Nelson Semedo, Denis Suarez and Andrés Iniesta, all of whom are injured.
Barca squad: Ter Stegen, Cillessen; Pique, Rakitic, Busquets, Suarez, Dembele, Coutinho, Paulinho, Alcacer, Alba, Digne, Sergi Roberto, Gomes, Vidal, Umtiti, Yerry Mina, Vermaelen
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