Lionel Messi won't be affected by missed penalty because there's no time, says Barcelona coach Pep Guardiola

The Argentine saw his spot-kick saved by Javi Varas in the dying seconds of the Catalans' 0-0 draw against Sevilla on Saturday, but his boss believes he will bounce straight back
Barcelona coach Pep Guardiola says Lionel Messi will not be affected by his late penalty miss in Saturday night's Primera Division clash at home to Sevilla - because there is simply no time.

Messi's spot-kick was saved by the impressive Javi Varas deep into added time at Camp Nou and ended up costing the Catalans two valuable points as they were held to a goalless draw by Marcelino Garcia Toral's men.

Messi looked far from happy as he left the pitch, but the Argentine was given support by the home crowd and was also backed by his team-mates after the match.

And with another Primera Division fixture in store away to promoted side Granada on Tuesday, Guardiola believes his star player will quickly put the miss to the back of his mind and resume normal service.

"Messi is fine," the Barca coach said at a press conference on Monday.

"He is recovering from the big effort he put in on Saturday. He knows it [the miss] is part of the game, but he won't let it affect him - there's no time."

Meanwhile, captain Carles Puyol misses Tuesday's trip to Andalucia through injury, but Guardiola expects the defender to be back in time for the weekend match against Mallorca.

"When you are out for so many months - and he has been out for eight - sometimes you have to stop," he explained.

"He only has a small problem and he should be fit to train again by Wednesday."

The Liga clash at Granada kicks off at 20:00 (CET) on Tuesday.