Lionel Messi out for Barcelona's game against Malaga

Lionel Messi's bruised thigh will keep him out of Barcelona's tilt with Malaga.
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Martino, who guided Newell's Old Boys to the Argentine league title last season, took over Barcelona last month after former coach Tito Vilanova stepped down to fight a recurrent throat tumor.

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