Barcelona defeated Valencia 3-0 tonight at the Mestalla stadium in a really solid team performance. Samuel Eto’o (2) and Eidur Gudjohnsen scored the goals to secure Barça’s second away win in the current Spanish league season. Leo Messi contributed to the victory setting up Eto’o’s second goal, but the bad news was that the Argentinian forward picked up a muscle injury that saw him limp off the pitch in the 42nd minute.

The first medical examinations conducted by the club doctors revealed that Messi suffers a hamstring tear on his left leg. This means that Leo will be sidelined for an estimated period of one month and will miss next weekend’s clásico against Real Madrid.