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Injured Messi misses trip to Zaragoza

By Football News



Lionel Messi has been left out Barcelona's squad to face Zaragoza on Sunday, as have Andres Iniesta, Sergio Busquets and Jordi Alba.

The Argentine, who has won the Ballon d'Or four times in a row, missed last weekend's 5-0 thrashing of Mallorca due to a hamstring problem picked up in the first leg of the Champions League quarter-final at Paris Saint-Germain, which finished 2-2.

Missing that match at Camp Nou ended Messi's goalscoring streak in La Liga at a record-breaking 19 games and he will once again be absent against the relegation candidates this weekend.

The Blaugrana star started on the bench in the second leg against PSG but came on to make an important impact at Camp Nou to set up Pedro to score the equaliser and see the 2011 European champions through to the last four.