Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi was forced off after an hour during their clash with Atletico Madrid on Wednesday. Lionel Messi suffered a groin injury as Barcelona were held 1-1 by Atlético Madrid at the Camp Nou last night and the club said he would be out of action for at least three weeks.
Barcelona’s coach Luis Henrique said afterwards: “To lose Messi means that football loses. With Messi we are stronger, but we will continue being strong”
If the Argentinian’s early departure was not bad enough, Barça failed to make up ground on the La Liga leaders Real Madrid, whose unbeaten start had been halted earlier in the evening when they could only draw at home with Villarreal.