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Messi injures right leg muscle in Barcelona's win at Villarreal

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BARCELONA, Spain — Lionel Messi picked up a leg injury in Barcelona's 1-0 win at Villarreal on Sunday.

Barcelona says its star forward hurt a muscle in his right leg and that he will undergo further tests on Monday to determine the severity of the injury.

PHOTO: Barcelona's Lionel Messi, from Argentina, covers his face after failing to score against Villarreal during a Spanish La Liga soccer match at the Madrigal stadium in Villarreal, Spain, on Sunday, Aug 31, 2014.(AP Photo/Alberto Saiz)
Barcelona's Lionel Messi, from Argentina, covers his face after failing to score against Villarreal during a Spanish La Liga soccer match at the Madrigal stadium in Villarreal, Spain, on Sunday, Aug 31, 2014.(AP Photo/Alberto Saiz)

Messi played the entire game against Villarreal and set up Sandro Ramirez for the winning goal in the 82nd minute.

Barcelona's young forward Munir El Haddadi received a knock on his right calf and will also have tests on Monday.

The 27-year-old Messi had a series of muscle injuries in 2013 after going several seasons without serious problems.

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