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Iniesta joins Messi on Barcelona's injured list after hurting leg muscle


BARCELONA, Spain — Barcelona midfielder Andres Iniesta has hurt a leg muscle and will join Lionel Messi on the European champion's injured list.

Iniesta asked to be replaced in the 60th minute of Barcelona's 2-1 comeback win over Bayer Leverkusen in the Champions League on Tuesday.

The Spain playmaker grabbed the back of his right thigh and fell to the turf. He then motioned to the bench that he needed to come off as he gingerly strolled to the dugout.

The Catalan club says Iniesta's progress will "determine his availability to return to training."

Barcelona is facing two months without Messi after the club's all-time leading scorer tore a ligament in his left knee on Saturday.

Barcelona visits Sevilla on Saturday in the Spanish league.

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