The iconic Lionel Messi had a very up-and-down match on the road at Almeria Saturday.

First his goal to open the scoring in the 28th minute extended his La Liga record for career away goals with 101 with the former record-holder the Real Madrid legend Hugo Sanchez with 99.

Just following the goal however Messi asked to be removed with what appears to be a thigh muscle injury according to AS. He was replaced by Xavi Hernandez.

Messi isn’t one to ask to be substituted often although he did miss a bit of time last season with a hamstring injury.