International

Messi, Suarez out of Barca's Bilbao Cup trip

2016-01-20 14:07
Luis Suarez (AFP)

Barcelona - Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez will miss holders Barcelona's first-leg Copa del Rey quarter-final away to Athletic Bilbao on Wednesday and are absent from Luis Enrique's 18-man squad.

Messi came off at half-time as Barca thrashed Athletic 6-0 in La Liga on Sunday and hasn't been risked despite scans ruling out a hamstring injury.

Suarez scored a hat-trick at the weekend, but he completes a two-game Cup ban for confronting Espanyol players in the tunnel at the end of a fiery first-leg in the previous round.

However, the Uruguayan had still been expected to travel to Bilbao with Barca's final appeal against the ban to Spain's Court of Arbitration for Sport not being held until Wednesday afternoon.

Defenders Jordi Alba and Jeremy Mathieu also miss out due to hamstring and calf injuries respectively.

NEXT ON SPORT24X

 

Read News24’s Comments Policy

Live Video Streaming
  • Blitz
    Mon, 24 Nov 2014 @00:00
  • SS1
    Mon, 24 Nov 2014 @01:00
  • SS2
    Mon, 24 Nov 2014 @02:00
  • SS3
    Mon, 24 Nov 2014 @03:00
Video Highlights
Sport Talk

Live scoring

 

Quiz: Test your Rio Olympics memory!

Think you know what went on at the Rio Olympics? Prove it by tackling Sport24's ridiculously impossible yet highly addictive post-Games quiz!

 
 

Rio Olympics

GALLERY: SA's Rio Olympic medallists
As it happened: Rio Olympics - Day 17
Selecting 6 numbers turned Britain into Olympic superpower
Caster cranks up the heat in Rio semi
 
 
Men
Women
Love 2 Meet
Sport24 on Twitter

Follow Sport24 news on Twitter

Featured

Follow all the action from the 2016 Rio Olympics. The highs, the lows, the tears, the smiles as the world's greatest athletes compete for gold, silver and bronze.

Latest blogs
Vote

Who was the best summer signing in the EPL?

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

 
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.