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

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Lionel Messi endured an injury on his first start of the year in Barcelona win over Villarreal.
Messi, who had recovered from a calf injury to attribute, was substituted at the beginning of the second half.
Before Arthur made it 2-0 the Argentine, which makes his 400th La Liga start, given the corner to go house off the bar.
Santi Cazorla pulled back a goal.
After the match, Barca manager Ernesto Valverde explained Messi’s injury as a”small problem from the adductor”.
“When something happens to Messi, everybody stops, not just on the field, but in the stands too,” he said.
“As a precaution we have decided to not risk it. In theory, it is nothing more but we will see tomorrow how it is.”
Barcelona climbed four places up the table to fourth in La Liga to help alleviate the pressure on Valverde after a poor start, Though far from the fluent best.
Prior to carrying on till half-time the Barca captain received treatment on the border of the pitch.
The forwards was replaced by French striker Ousmane Dembele in the beginning of the next half.
Elsewhere, recently promoted 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 at base bar Leganes (18:00 BST).
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