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Christanval misses Inter fixture

Published: Monday 3 February 2003, 0.59CET
FC Barcelona defender Philippe Christanval has been ruled out for a month with a thigh injury.
Published: Monday 3 February 2003, 0.59CET

Christanval misses Inter fixture

FC Barcelona defender Philippe Christanval has been ruled out for a month with a thigh injury.

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.

Tendon strain
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.

Record run
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.

Better news
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.

Last updated: 03/02/03 11.59CET

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