Copa del Rey news

Roura: Messi sub a precaution

January 25, 2013
By Dermot Corrigan, Spain Correspondent
Lionel Messi's substitution late in Thursday's 4-2 Copa del Rey quarter-final second leg win at Malaga was just a "precaution" and the Barcelona talisman should be fine to start Sunday's La Liga game against Osasuna at the Camp Nou.

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Soon after setting up a semi-final against Real Madrid by heading Dani Alves' cross past Malaga keeper Carlos Kameni, Messi, 25, signalled to the Barca bench that ...

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