Messi to miss Malaga clash

Lionel Messi will not travel with Barcelona for Sunday's La Liga game at Malaga as he continues his recovery from a thigh injury.

A statement published on the Catalan club's official website confirmed Argentinian striker Messi, who scored twice in a 7-0 victory over Levante last weekend before limping out of a midweek Super Cup meeting with Atletico Madrid, would remain at the Ciutat Esportiva to receive further treatment.