Messi brace spurs Barca

Quick­silver Lionel Messi scored twice as Barcelona beat Getafe 2-0 and qualified 6-0 on aggregate for the King's Cup quarterfinals but they lost Neymar to injury midway through the first half.

Messi and Neymar were returning to the starting lineup but the Brazil forward lasted less than 25 minutes as he twisted his ankle turning awkwardly by the touchline and was taken away on a stretcher.

It was revealed later on Friday that Neymar suffered an ankle injury and would be missing for upto four weeks.

After slotting home his first in the run-up to half-time, Messie struck again after the break following a trademark mazy run.

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