Lionel Messi to miss three weeks after Atletico injury

Barcelona drew 1-1 on Wednesday night

BY Daniel Kelly 09:22 Thursday 22 September 2016, 9:22 22 Sep 2016

Picture by: Manu Fernandez / AP/Press Association Images

Barcelona drew 1-1 on Wednesday night with Atletico Madrid, but the main talking point was an injury to Lionel Messi.

The Argentine striker was substituted on the hour mark after a tackle from Diego Godin. He is expect to be out for three weeks.

The draw is the second time in five games that the reigning champions have dropped points in their opening five games. They are now three points behind leaders Real Madrid.

Ivan Rakitic gave the Catalan side the lead in the first half, but Atletico's Angel Correa scored in the second half to share the spoils.

Real Madrid dropped point for the first time this season after a 1-1 at home to Villarreal. In a run that began last season in March, Zinedine Zidane's side had won 16 La Liga games in a row. A win against Villarreal would have beaten the 16-game win streak set by Barcelona.

Real came from behind after Bruno Soriano gave the visitors the lead in the Bernabeu. Sergio Ramos equalised to main Real's unbeaten streak.

Despite the midweek games, there is a full list of fixtures in La Liga this weekend.

 

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