Lionel Messi: Barcelona star pulls out of squad to face Malaga for personal reasons
Barcelona star Lionel Messi
Barcelona forward Lionel Messi has pulled out of the squad to face Malaga in LaLiga, the Spanish club have announced.
Messi, whose wife is pregnant with the couple's third child, has been replaced by Yerry Mina for Saturday's clash.
Argentinean Messi has four goals in his last three LaLiga games for leaders Barca, who would go 11 points clear with victory at the La Rosaleda Stadium.