Lionel Messi has withdrawn from the Barcelona squad to play Malaga on Saturday night due to personal reasons.

The forward, whose wife, Antonella is pregnant with the couple’s third child, has been replaced by Yerry Mina for the game at La Rosaleda.

Messi’s wife is due to give birth to the couple’s third child any day.

The Argentine has scored four goals in his last three La Liga games for leaders Barca, who will go 11 points clear with victory at the La Rosaleda Stadium.

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