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Injured Messi out of Mallorca clash

April 3, 2013
By Dermot Corrigan, Spain Correspondent
Lionel Messi has been ruled out of Barcelona's La Liga game at home to Real Mallorca on Saturday, but may return for their Champions League second leg against Paris Saint-Germain next Wednesday.

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Messi suffered a thigh muscle injury while scoring Barca's opening goal in Tuesday evening's 2-2 first leg draw at the Parc des Princes and was replaced by substitute Cesc Fabregas at half-time in that game.

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