Barcelona will miss Messi  | MUNDIAL MORNINGS

MONDAY 28 SEPTEMBER 2015

Lionel Messi’s knee injury couldn’t have come at a worse
time for Luis Enrique’s men.

The Argentinian superstar has been ruled out for two months
after doing serious ligament damage to his knee against Las Palmas on Saturday.

Reinforcements will be hard to come by for the Catalans,
with Rafinha’s long term injury and Pedro sold to Chelsea.

That leaves Enrique with the tough decision of having to
choose a young player to accompany Luis Suarez and Neymar Jr.

“Without Messi we lose a lot of things from our style
of play that we will now have to rearrange collectively but I have no doubt
that we will overcome this,” said Enrique.

Barca’s first test without their main star will be on
Tuesday in a Champions League clash against Bayer 04 Leverkusen.

GIOVINCO BREAKS MLS RECORD IN FIRST SEASON.

 Sebastian Giovinco has been a walking highlight reel this
season, taking to his game to a new level for MLS side Toronto FC.

Many top level players make the move to the MLS before
retiring, but Giovinco is proving that he is still a class above the rest.

Giovinco broke the single MLS record for goals plus assists
in his first season in the MLS.

The Italian maestro has scored 19 goals and along with 16
assists with four games remaining.

Toronto sit in fifth position in the Eastern Conference
table, only two games behind New York Red Bulls. Giovinco will play a crucial role
in the sides quest to make a late run at the title.

MAN UNITED DUD BEBE SCORES SCREAMER FREE KICK

 

Manchester United signed Bebe in 2010 after Sir Alex Ferguson
saw great potential in the young player.

Unfortunately, Bebe’s freakish form in the Homeless World
Cup couldn’t be converted onto the pitch for the Red Devils.

The Portugese forward flopped and was sold off to Benfica,
and loaned to Rayo Vallecano.

Despite his rocky road, Bebe broke the internet with this
monster 35-yard free kick.

Also making the highlight reel is this powerful free kick
from Brazilian forward Hulk. HULK SMASH!

KATSOURANIS CAN BE THE DIFFERENCE

Former Greek captain Kostas Katsouranis is hoping to help underdogs
Heidelberg FC over the line against A-League club Melbourne City FC.

It’s the biggest game
in Heidelberg’s history, which could see up to 10,000 people in attendance.
Katsouranis is no stranger to underdog victories, after playing a major part in
Greece’s remarkable Euro win in 2004.

If the Bergers pull off a victory against City, Katsouranis will
assess his options and could extend his stay for the FFA Cup.

By ARI CHARILAOU

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