The moment Lionel Messi picked up a groin strain against Atletico Madrid (Video)

Lionel Messi being helped up by Barcelona's medical staff
Lionel Messi being helped up by Barcelona’s medical staff

Barcelona blow

Barcelona will be without Lionel Messi for a few matches after their talisman picked up an injury in their 1-1 draw with Atletico Madrid. The forward limped off after 60 minutes. It’s likely that he’ll miss their next three La Liga matches as well as a Champions League game against Borussia Monchengladbach.

Groin strain

As the video below shows, Messi picked up a groin strain. He stopped as soon as it happened and signalled to the bench. It’s a blow to the Catalan giants. Messi has been at his best this season with eight goals and five assists in eight games. Trying to shield the ball, he appeared to overextend himself in the battle at the Camp Nou. Messi has missed 14 games through injury since the start of last season.