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Messi fitness in doubt ahead of cup clash against Real Madrid

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Cassandra Castillo | 05 February, 2019, 11:42

Messi, 31, injured his thigh in Saturday's 2-2 draw against Valencia but was able to finish the game.

The Argentine, though, received treatment for a dead leg after scoring the equaliser and was hobbling after the match.

"(Messi) has a small problem.

And completed his brace in the 64th minute of the encounter to ensure his side remain at the summit of La Liga table with six points ahead of Atletico Madrid.

Both teams had enjoyed remarkable comebacks during the week to reach the Copa del Rey semifinals, with Barca thrashing Sevilla 6-1 to win 8-3 on aggregate and Valencia seeing off Getafe 3-1 for a 3-2 aggregate win with two goals in stoppage time. "I cannot guess anything but we imagine that it can't be too bad".

"We have to wait until [Sunday] to see how the pain is", Valverde said in his postgame news conference. If he's in good shape, he'll play on Wednesday. "Leo didn't ask me to sub him off".

"It was a very unusual first part".

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"But we have taken charge of the game from there".

"I don't exactly what it is".

"When we were better we got the 0-1 in a counter-attack and then a second goal was a very severe punishment'".

"We put in a massive effort, it's not easy to play against Valencia who were feeling more confident after their recent results". "We were close to winning but in the space of two minutes we went from nearly being 3-1 up to drawing 2-2".

Lionel Messi's two goals salvaged a point for Barcelona but for once the Argentinian could not conjure up a victory as they were held to a 2-2 draw at home to Valencia.

Neither team could find a victor in the remaining 30 minutes of the match, but the draw ensured Barca avoided a first league loss since November and took them to 50 points from 22 games.

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