Spanish La Liga champions Barcelona have been dealt a double injury blow ahead of their Champions League tie with Premier League giants Manchester United next month.
Manchester United will host Messi and co on the 10th of April at Old Trafford before the return leg in Spain on April 16.
Ahead of the game, Barcelona have received a double injury blow to two of their key players namely Luis Suarez and Ousmane Dembele.
Barcelona striker Luis Suarez sustained a tear in his right ankle during Sunday night’s La Liga win at the home of Real Betis and Barcelona expect him to be out of action for at least two weeks.
He went off injured against Real Betis after scoring a fine solo goal to make it 3-0 to Barcelona.
Luis pulled one back for Real Betis before Lionel Messi wrapped up the 4-1 win with his hattrick.
The win took Barcelona 10 points clear of nearest challengers Atletico Madrid in the race for the Spanish La Liga title.
Luis Suarez is expected to be fit for the Champions League doubleheader against Manchester United in April.
Ousmane Dembele has a more serious injury after he sustained a hamstring tear during the 5-1 win over Lyon in their Champions League last 16 second leg clash on Wednesday night.
The French World Cup winner is expected to miss both games against Manchester United.