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Messi Out Of Argentina Squad After Injury

Barcelona’s Argentine attacker, Lionel Messi, will be facing a spell on the sidelines after pulling his adductor muscle.

Barcelona confirmed the player’s injury last night as well as Munir’s bruised thigh, which saw the young attacker substituted in the 60th minute.

“(Messi) has a groin strain (pulled adductor muscle), and precautionary measures will be required,” an official statement from the club’s Medical services read.

“Meanwhile, Munir has bruising on his right thigh. Tests on Tuesday should be able to determine the full extent of the injury.”

The four-time Balon D’Or winner will miss Argentina’s friendly match against Germany as a precautionary measure and will hope to recover in time for Barcelona’s match against Athletic Bilbao on September 13.

Messi was able to complete 90 minutes of action at El Madrigal against Villarreal, but left the pitch with a few niggles after the referee blew the final whistle.

Barcelona will not want to risk aggravating Messi’s injury and will prefer to rest him until he is 100% fit.

The Blaugrana want to avoid a repeat of last season, where they were unable to field Messi for several months due to injury concerns that cost the club heavily in a campaign where they only won the Spanish Supercup.

Messi has made 279 appearances in La Liga for Barcelona, scoring 245 goals in the process.

Do you think that Barcelona will be able to cope without Lionel Messi in their attack? Have your say in the comments section below.

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