FC Barcelona defender Philippe Christanval is set to miss at least one of his side's Feburary UEFA Champions League meetings with Internazionale FC after being ruled out for a month with a thigh injury.
The Frenchman strained a tendon in the muscle in his right leg during the 3-0 defeat by Club Atlético de Madrid that left his side 15th after this weekend’s Primera División fixtures.
Barcelona and Inter are joint-top of Group A with six points, the Catalans having mounted a competition record run of ten wins under now-departed coach Louis van Gaal despite the disappointing domestic form that last week cost the Dutchman his job.
However, there is better news for Van Gaal’s successor Radomir Antic, who will have Michael Reiziger available for next week’s match against Athletic Club Bilbao despite having picked up an ankle knock on Saturday.
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