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Published:Tuesday | January 6, 2015 | 12:00 AM

Sick Messi misses practice

BARCELONA, Spain (AP):

Barcelona said Lionel Messi is sick and missed team practice yesterday. The Spanish club said Messi has a stomach ailment.

Barcelona lost at Real Sociedad in the league on Sunday. Messi only played the second half of the match. Barcelona coach Luis Enrique said he rested Messi in the first half of the 1-0 loss as a precaution because the Argentina forward had just returned from vacation. Barcelona also said Rafina missed training because of an ear infection.