Messi breaks arm in crazy 'man of the match' display

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 is set to miss at least three weeks with the injury. Pic: Getty

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 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.