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Barca without Messi in nine matches

Barca without Messi in nine matches

Barcelona will be without their star Lionel Messi in the next nine games of the team.

Messi will miss the matches from La Liga against Granada, Athletic Bilbao, Villarreal, Getafe and Elche.

Furthermore, Barca will do without the Argentine in both the Champions League match against Celtic and Ajax, as well as the matches for the Copa del Rey against Cartagena.

Four-time winner of the "Ballon d'Or", who received an injury during the game against Betis (4:1), suffered from tear muscle fibers of the thigh muscle of the left leg. This showed extensive medical examinations conducted , and preliminary estimates are that the diminutive Argentine will be out between 6 and 8 weeks. In practice, Barca can not rely on Messi by the end of the calendar year.

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