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Spartak's Pareja sidelined for Ajax tie

Published: Saturday 26 February 2011, 18.36CET
Nicolás Pareja will sit out both legs of FC Spartak Moskva's round of 16 tie against AFC Ajax with a fractured right foot, an injury which is expected to rule the defender out for a month.
Spartak's Pareja sidelined for Ajax tie
Nicolás Pareja (left) gets to grips with CSKA's Vágner Love ©Getty Images
Published: Saturday 26 February 2011, 18.36CET

Spartak's Pareja sidelined for Ajax tie

Nicolás Pareja will sit out both legs of FC Spartak Moskva's round of 16 tie against AFC Ajax with a fractured right foot, an injury which is expected to rule the defender out for a month.

FC Spartak Moskva defender Nicolás Pareja has been ruled out for a month with a hairline fracture of his right foot.

The 27-year-old damaged the first metatarsal bone while on international duty with Argentina earlier this month, though the full extent of the injury did not become apparent until he went for a second scan this week.

Pareja, who signed from RCD Espanyol in July last year, will now spend the next two weeks in his homeland before returning to Moscow to complete his recovery. As a result, the centre-back will miss both legs of the UEFA Europa League round of 16 tie with AFC Ajax on 10 and 17 March, as well as the start of the new domestic season.

Last updated: 26/02/11 19.30CET

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