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Injured Milito to miss Barcelona closers

Published: Thursday 11 November 2010, 11.52CET
Argentina defender Gabriel Milito will miss FC Barcelona's remaining UEFA Champions League Group D fixtures after being laid off for six weeks with a torn muscle in his right thigh.
Injured Milito to miss Barcelona closers
Gabriel Milito will miss Barcelona's last two UEFA Champions League group stage games ©Getty Images
 
 
 
Published: Thursday 11 November 2010, 11.52CET

Injured Milito to miss Barcelona closers

Argentina defender Gabriel Milito will miss FC Barcelona's remaining UEFA Champions League Group D fixtures after being laid off for six weeks with a torn muscle in his right thigh.

FC Barcelona have lost central defender Gabriel Milito for their final UEFA Champions League Group D encounters against Panathinaikos FC and FC Rubin Kazan after the 30-year-old tore a muscle in his right thigh.

The Argentinian international, who had recently recovered from a groin problem, picked up this latest knock in Barcelona's 5-1 Copa del Rey triumph against AD Ceuta and now faces up to six weeks on the sidelines.

Milito registered only his second goal in four injury-hit seasons at Barça in the round of 32 second-leg fixture on Wednesday, before being replaced by Éric Abidal towards the end of the first half.

Josep Guardiola's side hold a one-point lead over FC København at the top of the Group D standings. Victory at Panathinaikos on 24 November would confirm their place in the knockout stages.

Last updated: 04/01/11 2.30CET

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