FC Barcelona's Lionel Messi pauses during the Spanish La Liga soccer match against Atletico Madrid at the Camp Nou in Barcelona, Spain, Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2016. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)
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Looking desolate, Lionel Messi sat on the ground and slowly began rolling down his socks, knowing his night was over.Messi had just pulled a muscle in Barcelona's 1-1 draw against Atletico Madrid at the Camp Nou on Wednesday, and tests showed he will be sidelined for three weeks with a groin strain.The two scored 18 goals between them with Messi sidelined.Luis Enrique could also replace Messi with midfielder Rafinha, giving more freedom up front to Neymar and Suarez, or with newly signed forward Paco Alcacer, which would change the team's tactics.If Messi recovers within the timeframe given by the team, he will be back in time for the highly anticipated Champions League match against Manchester City on Oct. 19 .
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