Wednesday, 25 September 2019

Barcelona gives update on Messi injury

Barcelona have given an update on the status of the Lionel Messi's injury, who after picking up a knock against Villarreal.

Messi missed Barcelona's first four league matches of the season with calf problem, though he made a return through a 30-minute substitute appearance in a Champions League match with Borussia Dortmund that ended in a 0-0 draw.

Due to the injury Messi is a doubt for this weekend's clash with Getafe and possible the Champions League clash with Inter.

"First team player Leo Messi has an elongation at the adductor of the left thigh. It is low and its progression will determine his availability," the report said.

Messi who recently won FIFA's award for Best Men's Player, beating Virgil van Dijk and Cristiano Ronaldo to it.

Messi fired 51 goals across 50 appearances for Barcelona last campaign, marking his 10th consecutive season with at least 40 finishes.

In Messi's absence , Barcelona have struggled to in the Liga season, picking up three wins, two defeats and one draw also drawing their opening Champions League match against Dortmund.

As a result, the club currently sits fifth in the table, one point behind fourth-place Real Madrid and three points behind league-leaders Atletico Madrid.

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