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Messi breaks right forearm, out for about 3 weeks

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) Lionel Messi broke his right forearm on Saturday and will be sidelined for about three weeks, a major setback for him and Barcelona right before some important games.

Messi will miss playing Inter Milan in the Champions League on Wednesday, and the clasico against Real Madrid next weekend. He'll miss three others, including the return game against Inter.

"It's a significant loss. We will notice his absence," Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde said.