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Barcelona players are banned from tackling Lionel Messi too hard, one of the club’s former defenders, Jean-Clair Todibo, has revealed.

Messi has struggled with occasional injury in recent years.

And the LaLiga champions have put in place restrictions, to protect the 32-year-old from suffering more knocks

“We all knew that he couldn’t get injured,” Todibo told German outlet Bild.

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“Messi was defended very carefully in training.

“I learned a lot from Messi and I even tackled him a few times, but I was careful not to hurt him.”

Messi did not feature in the Copa del Rey defeat of , but should return when Barca travel to the Mestalla to take on Valenciaon Saturday.

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Abass Sulaiman Adegoke, well known as Adegoke is a student of Federal Polytechnic Ede studying Civil Engineering, He is a media enthusiast, loves traveling, and has a special interest in personal development.

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Bayern Munich suffer 4-1 loss to end long unbeaten run

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Quadruple winners Bayern Munich slumped to a shock 4-1 loss at Hoffenheim in the Bundesliga on Sunday to end their 32-match unbeaten run in all competitions stretching back to last year.
Bayern Munich, winners of the UEFA Super Cup against Sevilla after extra time on Thursday, had not lost since Dec. 7, 2019.
They had gone 21 consecutive Bundesliga matches without defeat, winning their last 15.
The European champions conceded two goals in eight minutes as their usually solid defence collapsed under Hoffenheim pressure.
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Ermin Bicackcic put them ahead in the 16th minute and Manus Dabbur doubled the lead.
Joshua Kimmich cut the deficit with a superbly curled shot into the top corner in the 36th minute and Bayern Munich missed several good chances to level early in the second half.
But Andrej Kramaric, who had earlier hit the post, killed off their hopes in the 77th minute.
He controlled a cross with his back to the goal and turned beautifully to beat goalkeeper Manuel Neuer.
A stoppage time penalty kick by Croatia forward Kramaric crowned a memorable win for Hoffenheim.(Reuters/NAN)

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Football star Zlatan Ibrahimovic contracts COVID-19

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AC Milan striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic has tested positive for coronavirus, according to the confirmed.

The announcement comes just hours before Milan are due to take on Norwegian side FK Bodo/Glimt in the Europa League third qualifying round on Thursday.

The club said that they have informed the “relevant authorities” and Ibrahimovic will now enter a period of quarantine at home.

Milan added that no other members of the squad have tested positive in the latest round of testing, although defender Leo Duarte did return a positive result on Wednesday and has already begun isolating.

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Ibrahimovic has scored three goals in Milan’s first two games of the season, including both in their 2-0 win over Bologna in their first Serie A match of the season.

The 38-year-old former Sweden international signed a new one-year deal at the San Siro this summer following his successful return to the club from the LA Galaxy in January.

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