Barcelona 4 - 2 Sevilla | 20 Oct 2018

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It was confirmed after the match that the Argentine fractured the radial bone in his right arm and that he is expected to be sidelined for approximately three weeks.

Lionel Messi continues to amaze fans after bagging a goal, assist and a broken arm in an epic 18-minute cameo for Barcelona.

At the least, he will miss the Champions League match against Inter Milan on Wednesday, and the clasico against Barcelona next Sunday.

Luis Suarez stretched Barcelona's lead from the penalty spot (63) before Pablo Sarabia's deflected shot reduced the deficit.

"We drifted out of the game after a good start to the second half and, instead of making it 2-0, we let them make it 1-1", Allegri said.

With El Clasico just a week away, Real Madrid will no longer have to worry about the threat of Messi.

He had already assisted and scored by that point, with Barça eventually going on to win the game 4-2 to replace their Andalusian opponents at the top of La Liga.

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The 31-year-old landed awkwardly on his arm and a physio applied strapping before Ousmane Dembele came on as a replacement.

On Saturday night, Camp Nou saw hosts Barcelona beat Sevilla 4-2, ending a streak of four La Liga gameswithout a win.

Messi had already scored 17 goals in all competitions so far this season before his injury.

"It is clear that it is a sensitive low", Valverde told reporters.

"It makes a big difference to have or not to have him but we have enough cover so as not to worry about whether he is there or not".

Barca defender Gerard Pique admitted Messi's absence would have an impact on the team.

Madrid have now gone five games without a victory and when Marcelo gave them hope of a comeback at the Santiago Bernabeu, they had gone 481 minutes of normal time without a goal too.

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