Messi injured in win against Atletico Madrid

September 20, 2010

Barcelona put last weekend’s embarrassing defeat by Hercules behind them last night when they took their first victory in three years at Atletico’s Vicent Calderon stadium.

However, the win was marred by the sight of Lionel Messi being stretchered off in clear pain and the later news that Ujfalusi’s vicious tackle had caused ligament damage to his ankle. A statement released by Barça’s medical staff last night stated that it’s not thought that he has broken any bone, but further tests would be carried out on Monday.

Until the full extent of his injury is known we can only guess at how long he will be out of action; he will certainly miss the matches against Sporting Gijon on Wednesday, Athletic Bilbao on Saturday and Copenhagen next week and almost certainly longer.

0-1, Messi (min 13)
1-1, Raúl García (min 25)
1-2, Piqué (min 32)

Team P W D L F A Pts
1
Valencia
3
3
0
0
6
2
9
2
Sevilla
3
2
1
0
6
2
7
3
Real Madrid
3
2
1
0
3
1
7
4
Atlético Madrid
3
2
0
1
7
3
6
5
Villarreal
3
2
0
1
6
2
6
6
Barcelona
3
2
0
1
5
3
6
7
Espanyol
3
2
0
1
4
5
6
8
Athletic Bilbao
3
1
1
1
4
4
4
9
Real Sociedad
3
1
1
1
4
4
4
10
Mallorca
3
1
1
1
2
2
4
11
Sporting Gijón
3
1
1
1
4
6
4
12
Getafe
2
1
0
1
5
4
3
13
Hércules
3
1
0
2
3
3
3
14
Málaga
3
1
0
2
7
8
3
15
Racing Santander
3
1
0
2
2
4
3
16
Deportivo
2
0
2
0
0
0
2
17
Almería
3
0
2
1
2
3
2
18
Osasuna
3
0
1
2
0
3
1
19
Zaragoza
3
0
1
2
3
7
1
20
Levante
3
0
0
3
3
10
0

 

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