Barcelona star Messi set to miss El Clasico vs Real Madrid due to injury [Sport]

World player of the year Leo Messi is set to miss the El Classico match between Barcelona and Real Madrid at the Bernebeu on November 21, 2015.

The Argentine star has been struggling to get back to fitness after sustaining a knee injury earlier this season against Las Palmas, Catalan paper sport reveal on Monday that Messi will not be fit to play in the El Classico.

According to Sport, Messi’s rehabilitation program is behind schedule and he will not have enough strength in his knee to participate in El Clasico.

Messi was left out of the Argentina squad for crucial World Cup qualifiers against Brazil and Colombia and it appears he will miss some important games for club and country this month.

La Liga champions Barcelona are level on points with Real Madrid at the top of La Liga.

In his absence, both Luis Suarez and Neymar have stepped up their game. The last 14 Barcelona La Liga goals have been scored by the Uruguayan and Brazilian – seven each…

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