Updated: Friday, 17 January 2014 05:38 | By Agence France-Presse

Neymar carried off in Barca Cup tie

Neymar had to be helped off the field by two members of the Barcelona medical staff after falling awkwardly just 22 minutes into the Catalans' Copa del Rey, last 16 second-leg match at Getafe.

Neymar carried off in Barca Cup tie

Barcelona's Brazilian forward Neymar (C) is helped off the field during the Spanish Copa del Rey (King's Cup) round of 16 second-leg football match Getafe CF vs FC Barcelona at the Coliseum Alfonso Perez stadium in Getafe on January 16, 2014 - by Javier Soriano

The Brazilian forward collapsed to the ground in pain after appearing to twist his knee as he tried to attempt a cross on the left side of the penalty box.

Alexis Sanchez replaced the 21-year-old, who had been starting a match for the first time in four games due to suspension and illness.

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