Barcelona kingpin Lionel Messi will miss El Clasico after being ruled out for three weeks with a fractured arm as his team walloped Sevilla 4-2 to go top of La Liga.
Messi, who had earlier put Barca 2-0 up, was left in pains after landing heavily on his right arm as he collided with Franco Vazquez.
He left the field in the 26th minute.
Messi had also set up Philippe Coutinho for the opener on two minutes.
It was learned from the Spanish champions that Messi, 31, suffered a “fracture of the radial bone in his right arm.”
As a result, the Argentine is set to miss the Champions League tie against Inter Milan in midweek and the clash with Real Madrid next Sunday.
In spite of the injury to Messi, Barcelona extended their lead in the second half through a Luis Suarez penalty.