Lionel Messi: Barcelona striker ruled out for three weeks

Lionel Messi: Barcelona striker ruled out for three weeks

Lionel Messi could be out for three weeks after suffering a groin strain in Barcelona’s draw with Atletico Madrid.

The striker went off on 59 minutes on Wednesday after a Diego Godin tackle.

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He was pressured to overlook Argentina’s World Cup 2018 qualifier in opposition to Venezuela earlier this month with a groin damage, however has played in all 5 L. A. Liga video games for his membership this season.

The Argentine ought to go back for Barca‘s Champions League tie with Manchester Metropolis on 19 October.

Prior to that tie, Messi can be dominated out of video games against Borussia Monchengladbach in the Champions League, Sporting Gijon and Celta Vigo in La Liga, and World Cup qualifiers towards Peru and Paraguay.

Sergio Busquets was additionally compelled off with harm inside the 2d half of Wednesday’s game as Angel Correa‘s equaliser cancelled out Ivan Rakitic‘s opener on the Nou Camp.

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