Football: Messi injury blights record start for Barcelona
MADRID (AFP) - Barcelona ensured their best ever start to a Spanish league season thanks to a 2-0 win at Almeria on Saturday, but the victory came at a cost as Lionel Messi was forced off with a thigh injury.
Messi had fired the visitors into a 21st-minute lead with a sensational piece of play as he cut inside two defenders before curling the ball in off the far post from 20 yards.
However, the Argentine had to be replaced six minutes later due to a hamstring problem that puts his participation in Barca's Champions League trip to Celtic on Tuesday in doubt.
Messi will undergo tests on Sunday to discover the exact extent of the injury.