Barcelona ace Lionel Messi faces three weeks on the sidelines after suffering a thigh injury in Saturday's 2-0 win over Almeria.

The injury rules him out of the Catalan giant's crucial Champions League clash against Celtic on Tuesday.

He will also miss two league matches, against Valladolid and Osasuna respectively.

Messi had previously scored in the game, although went off eight minutes later with the injury. The win marked Barcelona's seventh of the season, setting a new record.

This isn't the first time Messi has been injured this season, he faced time out at the end of last season with a hamstring injury and also a few games at the start of this season with a bruised thigh.

Messi has scored eight goals in six La Liga matches for Barcelona this season and 11 goals in all competitions.

We wish him a speedy recovery.

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