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Diego Maradona backtracks on Lionel Messi 'toilet' criticism

The FC guys look ahead to Barcelona's schedule during the three weeks Lionel Messi is expected to be out after he fractured his arm against Sevilla.
Check out all the notable action from Europe this weekend, including Lionel Messi's injury, Thierry Henry's debut and Icardi's Milan derby heroics.
Barcelona took care of Sevilla at the Camp Nou, but victory came at a price as star-man Lionel Messi was subbed off in the 15th minute with an apparent arm injury.

Diego Maradona attempted to defuse his controversial comments about Lionel Messi by claiming his friendship with the Barcelona and Argentina forward is "bigger than anything that journalists can write."

Maradona made headlines earlier this month when he criticised Messi by saying "it's useless trying to make a leader out of a man who goes to the toilet 20 times before a game."

Maradona was referring to the extreme nerves Messi feels ahead of certain games which have seen him vomit before and...

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ICYMI: Messi hurt, Real slumping and Inter rule Milan

Check out all the notable action from Europe this weekend, including Lionel Messi's injury, Thierry Henry's debut and Icardi's Milan derby heroics.

LIVE Transfer Talk: Ajax midfielder Frenkie De Jong a target for Man City, Barcelona

Manchester City's Pep Guardiola believes Kevin De Bruyne is fit enough to feature in their match day squad against Burnley.

The transfer window for all of Europe's big five leagues is closed, but that doesn't stop Transfer Talk from rummaging around about who will be moving where come January.

TOP STORY: Man City look to beat Barca to De Jong

Ajax midfielder Frenkie De Jong is one of Europe's most wanted, and Premier League champions Manchester City are one of the clubs determined to sign him next summer according to the Daily Mail

The Netherlands international fits the Pep Guardiola mould, so much so that...

Luis Suarez back near his best, Marc-Andre ter Stegen stars in win over Sevilla

Barcelona took care of Sevilla at the Camp Nou, but victory came at a price as star-man Lionel Messi was subbed off in the 15th minute with an apparent arm injury.

Barcelona moved back to the top of La Liga with a 4-2 win Saturday against Sevilla but they were left with concerns over an injury to Lionel Messi.

Messi set up Philippe Coutinho for the opener and scored the second himself before being forced off with an arm injury after 26 minutes.

Luis Suarez added Barca's third from the penalty spot in the second half after a remarkable double save from Marc-Andre ter Stegen at the other end.

Sevilla pulled one back through Pablo Sarabia, with Ivan Rakitic...