The captain falls short: FC Barcelona has to do without Andrés Iniesta longer. The midfielder was injured in the match against FC Valencia. The late contender scored-well, Lionel Messi.
A knee injury from captain Andrés Iniesta has overshadowed FC Barcelona’s late exit in Valencia. In the 3: 2 (1: 0) success of the Catalans, the Spanish World Cup and European champion was carried away from tears after 14 minutes. He was hurt by a tough foul by Enzo Perez. In a statement the club announced in the evening that the outer band was affected in Iniesta’s right knee. The player will be missing for up to eight weeks, they continued.
After the lead of Superstar Lionel Messi (22 minutes), the hosts turned the ball through the goals of Barça’s Valencia defender Munir El Haddadi (52) and Rodrigo (56). In the fourth minute of stoppage time, Messi’s Messager Luis Suárez (62 ‘) had the chance to follow the victor in the fourth minute.
A water bottle, which flew to Messi’s second goal from the Valencian curve in the direction of the cheering guests and hit the Brazilian national team captain Neymar as well as Suárez on the head. Both of them fell to the ground, but came out without any serious bruises.