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Almeida absent for Sampdoria decider

Published: Sunday 22 August 2010, 22.51CET
Hugo Almeida will miss the concluding leg of SV Werder Bremen's UEFA Champions League play-off at UC Sampdoria on Tuesday after suffering a thigh injury on Bundesliga duty.
Almeida absent for Sampdoria decider
Hugo Almeida will miss Bremen's trip to Italy with a thigh injury ©Getty Images

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Published: Sunday 22 August 2010, 22.51CET

Almeida absent for Sampdoria decider

Hugo Almeida will miss the concluding leg of SV Werder Bremen's UEFA Champions League play-off at UC Sampdoria on Tuesday after suffering a thigh injury on Bundesliga duty.

SV Werder Bremen will be deprived the services of Hugo Almeida for Tuesday's UEFA Champions League play-off decider at UC Sampdoria after the striker picked up a thigh injury on Saturday.

The Portuguese international forward suffered the complaint during Bremen's 4-1 loss at TSG 1899 Hoffenheim, needing to be replaced 24 minutes into his side's first outing of the new Bundesliga season. "It's at least a strain and maybe even torn muscle fibre," said coach Thomas Schaaf. "There's no way he'll make it for Tuesday's match." Schaaf's charges will travel to Italy defending a 3-1 lead as they vie to seal a place in the UEFA Champions League group stage.

 

Last updated: 22/08/10 23.01CET

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