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Atletico, Messi blows for Barca

Atletico, Messi blows for Barca
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Earlier, Real Madrid\'s record-equalling 16-game La Liga win streak came to an end as Villarreal drew 1-1 draw at the Santiago Bernabeu Madrid continue to lead Barca by three points at the top of the table with Atletico a further point back in fourth.Sevilla, who beat Real Betis on Tuesday, remain in second place. 

aBarcelona: Lionel Messi will miss the next three weeks after suffering the recurrence of a groin injury as Atletico Madrid came from behind to hold Barcelona 1-1 at the Camp Nou on Wednesday.Ivan Rakitic headed Barca into the lead just before half-time, but Angel Correa slotted home on the hour mark just seconds after Messi limped off to hand Atletico a deserved point.

Earlier, Real Madrid's record-equalling 16-game La Liga win streak came to an end as Villarreal drew 1-1 draw at the Santiago Bernabeu
Madrid continue to lead Barca by three points at the top of the table with Atletico a further point back in fourth.Sevilla, who beat Real Betis on Tuesday, remain in second place.

To lose Lionel Messi means football loses and we lose,” said Barca boss Luis Enrique.“Now we have to look for other solutions. With Leo we are much stronger, but without him we are still a strong team.

Messi is set to miss Barca's next three games at Sporting Gijon and Celta Vigo in La Liga and Borussia Moenchengladbach in the Champions League, as well as Argentina's World Cup qualifiers against Peru and Paraguay. The five-time World Player of the Year missed Argentina's last qualifier in Venezuela earlier this month due to a similar injury.

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