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Injuries hit Messi and Mascherano

April 2, 2013
By Associated Press
PARIS -- Barcelona limped away from its Champions League quarterfinal at Paris Saint-Germain with superstar Lionel Messi sustaining a right hamstring injury and center half Javier Mascherano rupturing knee ligaments.

The eventful match finished 2-2 but Barcelona will be without Mascherano for six to eight weeks, and Messi is a major doubt for the return leg next week. He will be assessed further on Wednesday.

"Of course it will be a big loss if we lose Messi, the best player ...

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