Messi down with 'fever' after match

Feb 28, 2013, 09:44 IST | AFP

Lionel Messi did not train with his Barcelona teammates yesterday morning after being visited at home by club doctors to treat a fever, the club said

“The Argentine player is suffering from a fever and general sickness.

Lionel Messi

The first-team doctors have visited Messi at his home where they have given him the necessary medication and recommended he rest,” said a statement on the Barcelona website. 

Messi played for the full 90 minutes as Barcelona were unceremoniously dumped out of the Copa del Rey on Tuesday night by Real Madrid.

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