FC Barcelona have been deprived of Lionel Messi for the trip to Celtic FC on Tuesday after confirming the forward will be out for "between two and three weeks".
The 26-year-old, who hit a hat-trick in the matchday one victory against AFC Ajax, departed 29 minutes into Saturday's 2-0 Liga win at UD Almería with a thigh injury after opening the scoring. "Tests carried out by the club's medical services have confirmed the initial diagnosis that Leo Messi has suffered a slight thigh injury in his right leg," a Barcelona statement read.
Messi, second only to Raúl González in the all-time UEFA Champions League scoring records, has struck 11 times in seven games this season and will target a return in the Liga game at CA Osasuna on 19 October.
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