Crocked: Barcelona Lionel Messi (Picture: Reuters)

Lionel Messi's possibilities Nike free run sko of landing a fifth consecutive Ballon d'Or have been dealt an important blow following Barcelona forward was eliminated for an estimated 60 days by using a hamstring nike air max 90 herr rea injury.

He was replaced by Andres Iniesta after receiving treatment within the touchline, and from now on Barca doctors have confirmed their talisman faces an extended period to the sidelines.

Messi will undergo two spells of rehabilitation, the 1st in Barcelona along with the second in Buenos Aires, after buying his fourth hamstring injury of 2013.

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In demand: Real Nike free run billig Madrid Cristiano Ronaldo still is banging the goals (Picture: Reuters)

The layoff will represent a large blow to Messi's hopes in landing another Fifa Player of the year title, with Nike free 5.0 salg Cristiano Ronaldo of Real Madrid and Bayern Munich's Franck Ribery the favourites to depose the nike sportswear air max 90 essential Argentinean.

Ronaldo has hit 24 goals in 17 appearances legitimate to all competitions this year, while Messi has 14 in 14 games for your Catalans.

Barca can consider Neymar, Alexis Sanchez and Pedro to fill the target scoring void left by Messi, as they quite simply bid to retain their La Liga crown.