4th April, 2013
Barcelona have revealed the injury suffered by Lionel Messi in the Champions League draw at Paris St Germain is not as bad as first feared, although he will definitely miss this weekend’s visit of Real Mallorca in La Liga.
Messi confirmed in a Facebook statement the injury was not too bad.
“I will return soon,” he said. “Thankfully it was not so serious.”
Messi has yet again given his faithful fans hope with his possible early return.
He will of course miss out on play this weekend against Mallorca and his ultimate goal is to recover in time to compete Wednesday against PSG. If the world’s best player can make an exciting return at the Camp Nou, fans will expect nothing less than advancing to the next round of the Champions League. Though Messi has now given the world great hope that he will not miss much time, it is still important to realize that nothing is determined at this point.
Messi’s absence from the Mallorca game brings a premature end to his incredible scoring streak in La Liga.
At the weekend, Messi became the first player to score against every other side in the Spanish top flight in successive matches after netting for the 19th consecutive league game.