The world of football is holding its breath after Lionel Messi was stretchered off during Barcelona’s 0-0 draw with Benfica.
The reigning World and European Player of the Year came off the bench during the Champions Leage game, which was irrelevant as they were already sure of top spot.
Messi went down holding his knee during a challenge with the Benfica goalkeeper and appeared to be in great pain.
The Argentine talent was stretchered off in the worried silence of the Camp Nou and it remains to be seen whether this is a serious injury.
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