Who Can Step in for Lionel Messi at Barcelona?

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Who Can Step in for Lionel Messi at Barcelona?
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Barcelona may have an issue on their hands. In the Catalan club’s 2-0 victory over Almeria, the storyline would be the apparent injury picked up by star Lionel Messi.

Messi was subbed off after only 28 minutes of play and it was soon reported on FCBarcelona.com that the 26-year-old had suffered a thigh muscle injury. More tests will be conducted tomorrow, but there is already a bit of a panic over how the next few weeks will play out.

With the Argentine possibly out for the club’s next match against Celtic in the Champions League, manager Tata Martino will have to look for other options.

The match against Celtic will be much more important than normal after the Scottish side defeated Barcelona last season at Celtic Park by the score of 2-1.

In this article, we will take a look at four players at Barcelona who could step in for Lionel Messi and decide who the best choice is to do so.

Note that all statistics are courtesy of WhoScored.com.

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