Lionel Messi continues to amaze fans after bagging a goal, assist and a broken arm in an epic 18-minute cameo for Barcelona.
Messi will miss next week's clasico against Real Madrid with a fracture in his right arm, the Spanish La Liga leaders have announced.
Messi was injured when he fell awkwardly in the first half of Saturday's 4-2 win over Sevilla at the Nou Camp, and the Argentinian now faces three weeks out.
"Tests carried out on the first team player Leo Messi have confirmed that he has a fracture of the radial bone in his right arm. He will be out for approximately three weeks. #FuerzaLeo", Barcelona said on Twitter.
Messi started the game against Sevilla brightly, setting up Philippe Coutinho's second-minute opener before he doubled Barca's lead 10 minutes later.
Some fans went as far as saying the Argentinean was the best player in the match despite featuring for just 18-minutes on the pitch.
#Messi only played 18 minutes before picking up injury. Goal, assist, and man of the match.
Now will be out 3 weeks with fracture in right arm. Will miss Clasico for first time since 2007.
— Doyle (@Derek_Doyle89) October 20, 2018
Goal, assist & a broken arm within 16 minutes. Lionel Messi can do it all.
— LP ✈️ (@Verttonghen) October 20, 2018
That Messi arm break looked brutal...i actually cringed... 😣 #Messi
— Tiffanie Wong (@hungrrypanda) October 20, 2018
Messi he was hurt midway through the first-half in an innocuous-looking challenge with Franco Vazquez.
The Barcelona medical staff applied heavy strapping to his right arm and he attempted to play on but was soon unable to continue and was replaced on 26 minutes.
Three weeks on the sidelines would see Messi miss six matches, starting with Wednesday's Champions League game against Inter Milan.
After Sunday's clasico, Messi also stands to miss a Copa del Rey match against Cultural Leonesa, the return leg against Inter and league contests with Rayo Vallecano and Real Betis leading up to the next international break.