Messi out of Celtic clash

Lionel Messi will miss Barcelona’s Champions League clash with Celtic on Tuesday evening, the club have confirmed.

The Argentine forward was subbed off after just 28 minutes in the Blaugrana’s 2-0 win over Almeria yesterday.

And the Camp Nou side have confirmed that the record-breaking goalscorer has picked up a thigh strain.

"Leo Messi has a small injury to the biceps femoris [thigh] in his right leg," a Barcelona statement read.

"This was confirmed by medical tests undertaken by the player on Sunday morning at Medical Services Sport City. The Argentinian will be out for approximately two to three weeks, which will certainly force him to miss Barcelona's two games this week – on Tuesday against Celtic and next Saturday at the Camp Nou against Valladolid."

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