Lionel Messi: Barcelona forward injured on his first start of season in Villarreal win

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Lionel Messi suffered an injury on his first start of the year in the narrow win over Villarreal of Barcelona in the Nou Camp.
Messi, who had recovered to attribute, was substituted at the start of the second half after suffering a leg issue.
The Argentine, which makes his La Liga start, given the corner for Antoine Griezmann to go house off the bar before Arthur made it 2-0.
Santi Cazorla pulled back a goal.
Following the match, Barca manager Ernesto Valverde described Messi’s harm as a”little problem from the adductor”.
“When something happens to Messi, everyone stops, not only on the area, but at the stands too,” he said.
“As a precaution we’ve decided not to risk it. In theory, it’s nothing but we will see tomorrow how it is.”
Although far from their fluent best, Barcelona increased four places up on the table to fourth in La Liga to help ease the pressure on Valverde following a poor start to the year.
Before carrying on until half-time the Barca captain received therapy.
The forwards was replaced with French striker Ousmane Dembele in the beginning of the second half.
Elsewhere Granada went high in La Liga – level points with Athletic Bilbao and Real Madrid – after drawing.
Real Madrid entertain Osasuna on Wednesday (20:00 BST) while Bilbao are in bottom club Leganes (18:00 BST).
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