Messi doubtful for Getafe test

Barcelona striker Lionel Messi has strained a thigh muscle and is a doubt for the Primera Liga leaders' match against Getafe at the Nou Camp on Sunday, the club said on Friday.

"Lionel Messi finished training on Friday with pain in his right thigh muscle," the club said on their website. "After several tests, a muscle strain was detected."

Barca's medical staff said the Argentine striker's participation in the club's upcoming matches depended on how his recovery progressed and added that it was important not to take any risks.