Bittersweet win for Barcelona as Messi faces damage layoff; Madrid hold by Malaga

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Lionel Messi will be out for adult to 8 weeks with knee vinculum repairs suffered as Barcelona kick Las Palmas 2-1 on Saturday.

Barca’s troubles were eased, though, as Real Madrid sojourn a indicate behind a Catalans after being hold 0-0 during home by 10-man Malaga.

Villarreal now lead La Liga as Leo Baptistao scored a usually idea of a diversion opposite his primogenitor bar Atletico Madrid.

Luis Suarez struck twice to safeguard no some-more repairs was finished to Barca’s pretension chances, yet a hosts were left unresolved on after Jonathan Viera’s deflected bid 3 mins from time halved a deficit.

“Firstly, it is always unhappy when a actor gets injured. It is yet doubt a misfortune thing in football for a players,” pronounced Barca trainer Luis Enrique.

Lionel Messi walks off with an injury. AFPLionel Messi walks off with an injury. AFP

Lionel Messi walks off with an injury. AFP

“Obviously, when it is Leo Messi even some-more so for a weight he carries among a group.

“It is judicious in football that players will get harmed and we have to know how to overcome it. we am certain we will perform during a good level.”

Barca had been flustered 4-1 during Celta Vigo in midweek and hopes of a trouble-free afternoon were finished after only 10 mins when Messi harmed his left knee in a strife with Pedro Bigas.

Messi, 28, was harmed as he attempted to spin a round home after holding a smashing initial hold inside a area.

The four-time World Player of a Year quickly returned to a margin after receiving treatment, yet was clearly incompetent to run openly before he was transposed by Munir El Haddadi.

Suarez non-stop a scoring on 25 mins as he rose to conduct home Sergi Roberto’s inch-perfect cranky from a right to settle Barca’s nerves.

Barca done certain of a lapse to winning ways interjection to a smashing group pierce 7 mins after a mangle as Neymar picked out Munir and his cranky was left by Sergio Busquets for Suarez to glow into a tip corner.

Suarez trickery

Suarez was concerned once some-more as his cunning forced former Everton defender Antolin Alcaraz into doing inside a area.

The Uruguayan unselfishly gave adult a possibility of concealment a hat-trick to concede Neymar to take shortcoming from a spot, yet he bloody over.

Barca were afterwards forced to see out a shaken final few mins as Las Palmas took advantage of an blunder from Javier Mascherano to lift a idea behind as Viera’s shot deflected in off Gerard Pique.

At a Bernabeu, Madrid unsuccessful to pierce behind to a tip of a list as they were denied by an desirous arrangement from Malaga goalkeeper Carlos Kameni.

“Football has these form of things. You browbeat a vast partial of a game, emanate loads of chances, yet if we aren’t clinical we finish adult sketch 0-0,” pronounced Madrid trainer Rafael Benitez.

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“I consider we combined adequate chances to measure and take a 3 points.”

Cristiano Ronaldo had an early idea ruled out for offside before Kameni got down good to twice spin efforts from Jese Rodriguez behind.

Madrid launched call on call of conflict towards a Malaga goal, yet were detered by Kameni as he done an implausible save to repudiate a fiercely struck bombardment from Ronaldo as his wait to turn a club’s all-time heading scorer continued.

Malaga also had their chances to win a game, though, as Keylor Navas constructed a overwhelming save from Juan Carlos’s free-kick, while Nordin Amrabat dismissed far-reaching with only Navas to beat.

Captain Weligton deflected a goalbound header from Ronaldo far-reaching and privileged off a line when Isco had squeezed a shot past Kameni.

However, Madrid claimed a round had crossed a line before a Brazilian bending a round to reserve and there was another argumentative call seconds after as Amrabat was shown a true red label for an bend on Marcelo.

Ronaldo had one final possibility to waylay all 3 points during a death, yet his header from point-blank operation flew over as a hosts were left frustrated.

Both Madrid sides conduct into subsequent weekend’s derby with unsatisfactory formula as Atletico unsuccessful to respond to Baptistao’s well-worked idea 13 mins in.

Antoine Griezmann and Angel Correa were denied by excellent saves by Alphonse Areola late on in possibly half, yet Villarreal were honourable winners as they changed forward of Barcelona by a indicate during a tip of a table.

Celta also missed a possibility to go tip as they were hold 1-1 during Eibar.

At a other finish of a table, Sevilla changed off a bottom with their initial joining win of a deteriorate interjection to Yevhen Konoplyanka’s leader 6 mins from time to overcome Rayo Vallecano 3-2.