Barcelona loses defender Abidal with calf injury

21:34, April 07, 2010      

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FC Barcelona's 4-1 win over Arsenal in the Champions League quarterfinals on Tuesday night has come at a price with another injury to left back Eric Abidal.

Leo Messi scored an incredible four goals in the match, but Abidal was forced out of the action early in the second half.

The Wednesday Barcelona's medical services confirmed that he suffered a reoccurrence of the calf injury that had previously kept him out of action for almost two months.

Abidal will now be sidelined for around 10 days with a small muscle tear. That means he misses this Saturday's visit to the Santiago Bernabeu stadium, the visit of Deportivo la Coruna to the Camp Nou and possibly the city derby against neighbors Espanyol.

Source: Xinhua


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