Lionel Messi out of Barcelona squad

August 24, 2013
By Associated Press

BARCELONA, Spain -- Lionel Messi will miss Barcelona's La Liga match at Malaga on Sunday while he recovers from a muscle injury in his left leg.

Barcelona said on Saturday that even though Messi's "progress is satisfactory," manager Gerard Martino left the Argentina forward out of his squad as a "precaution."

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