Posted May 15, 2013 on AP on Fox
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Lionel Messi's hamstring injury has hurt more than just a muscle in the Argentine's right leg, and it's still smarting. The Barcelona forward scored 60 goals in all competitions this season, enough to ensure the team wins the Spanish league title yet again. But with Messi struggling to recover from the injury he picked up in the Champions League quarterfinals in April, Barcelona was eliminated from that competition in the semifinals. And last weekend, Messi re-aggravated the injury and is now likely to miss the last three games of the Spanish season. ''He's the No. 1, perhaps the best in history,'' Barcelona defender Jordi Alba said Tuesday before stating what seems to be the obvious. ''On many occasions, we depend on him.'' The 25-year-old Messi won his fourth straight player of the year award this season, and has scored an amazing 133 goals over the last two campaigns. But without the Argentine on the field, Barcelona is just not...
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