WATCH: Suspended Messi trains as Barca prepare for Copa del Rey

WATCH: Suspended Messi trains as Barca prepare for Copa del Rey

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Lionel Messi was suspended for two matches on Tuesday after hitting an opponent in an incident away from the ball in the Spanish Super Cup final.

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Messi will miss Barcelona’s match against third-division club Cornella in the Copa del Rey on Thursday and against Elche in the Spanish league on Sunday.

He was already expected to miss the game against Cornella with coach Ronald Koeman trying to keep Messi’s minutes under control to avoid serious injury.

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