FIFA Best Men’s player of the year Lionel Messi suffered an injury setback on his return to fitness in Barcelona’s 2-1 win over Villarreal at the Nou Camp last night.
Messi was taken off at the start of the second half after he suffered a thigh problem and was replaced with Ousmane Dembele who was returning from injury.
The Argentine, making his 400th La Liga start, provided the corner for Antoine Griezmann to head home off the bar before Arthur made it 2-0.
Santi Cazorla pulled one back for the visitors as the Blaugrana held on for a slim win to push up the table on fourth.
By Chineze Ogugua
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