Previous
Marseille
Lille
2
1
FT
Game Details
Newcastle United
Sunderland
0
1
FT
Game Details
Liverpool
Arsenal
2
2
FT
Game Details
SC Freiburg
Hannover 96
2
2
FT
Game Details
Internazionale
Lazio
2
2
FT
Game Details
Athletic Bilbao
Atletico Madrid
1
4
FT
Game Details
Next

Messi to undergo hamstring tests

Lionel Messi will undergo medical tests on Monday after the Argentine was forced off the pitch with a recurrence of a hamstring injury during Barcelona's 2-1 victory over Atletico Madrid.

• La Liga: Barca clinch title
•  Jose praises Barca triumph
• Corrigan: Barca reclaim crown
• Barca's season in pictures Photo Gallery

Messi has struggled with his fitness since a Champions League clash against Paris Saint-Germain last month. And, as his team-mates began to celebrate their La Liga title triumph, the playmaker was taken from the pitch as he felt pain in his right hamstring once again.

"During this Sunday's match against Atletico Madrid, Leo Messi had to abandon the pitch due to issues with the hamstring in his right leg," the club said in a statement. "It was in the 67th minute when the Argentine could no longer continue, thus leaving his team with 10 men - all three substitutes had already been used by Tito Vilanova. This Monday the player will undergo further tests to determine the extent of his injury."

Barcelona boss Tito Vilanova added: "He was bothered in the same area. He felt a strange sensation.

"We've managed this case [Messi's injury] in the best possible way. He was feeling good but the pain can come back immediately, this usually happens with muscle injuries."

Vilanova says until tests confirm the severity of the injury, it is unknown whether Messi will be ruled out for "days or weeks".

Dani Alves and Adriano were also taken off during the match as a precautionary measure, leaving Barcelona to play with 10 men for the final 23 minutes as all three substitutions had already been made.

Comments

Use a Facebook account to add a comment, subject to Facebook's Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. Your Facebook name, photo & other personal information you make public on Facebook will appear with your comment, and may be used on ESPN's media platforms. Learn more.