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Barcelona is in crisis. Will Lionel Messi leave?

(CNN)Crisis postponed at Barcelona, if not quite averted.Following Lionel Messi's public war of words with sporting director and former teammate Eric Abidal, club president Josep Bartomeu requested an emergency meeting with the pair on Wednesday evening.Messi was incensed by Abidal's accusation that players had downed tools to get former manager Ernesto Valverde sacked. His response? To name the players or be quiet.According the reports in Spain, the Argentine has a clause in his contract -- which runs out in 2021 -- that allows him to leave Barcelona for free this summer, as long as he informs the club by May. So rarely does the 32-year-old air his grievances in public; it felt as though Abidal's comments were the straw that broke the cam ...
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