Messi's injury dampens Barcelona's win

Written by: Samyuktha
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Madrid, Sep 20: It was not all smiles for Barcelona after clinching a 2-1 victory against Atletico Madrid on Sunday, Sep 19 as the match ended with a teary eyed Messi being carried away on a stretcher.

Lionel Messi along with Gerard Pique scored two first half goals putting the team in a better position
from the very beginning of the match, which followed Barcelona's first La Liga loss to Hercules.

However, the mood was dampened towards the end of the match as Messi sustained a injury to his right ankle on being attacked by Czech defender Tomas Ujfalusi.

Messi seemed to be in extreme pain as he covered his face while being carried off the field. The extent of the injury is yet to be ascertained.

"We are happy with the win but sad about Messi," said Barcelona coach Pep Guardiola.

"The TV pictures speak for themselves. It is not only Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid) who needs protecting. The referees should protect all the players," he added.

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