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Stanković ruled out of Inter-Bayern opener

Published: Thursday 27 January 2011, 14.53CET
FC Internazionale Milano's plans for their round of 16 first-leg tie against FC Bayern München have been hit by a thigh strain to Dejan Stanković and a shoulder injury to Iván Córdoba.
Stanković ruled out of Inter-Bayern opener
Dejan Stanković was taken off during Wednesday's success against Napoli ©Getty Images
 
 
 
Published: Thursday 27 January 2011, 14.53CET

Stanković ruled out of Inter-Bayern opener

FC Internazionale Milano's plans for their round of 16 first-leg tie against FC Bayern München have been hit by a thigh strain to Dejan Stanković and a shoulder injury to Iván Córdoba.

Midfielder Dejan Stanković is expected to miss the first leg of FC Internazionale Milano's UEFA Champions League round of 16 meeting with FC Bayern München after suffering a thigh strain during Wednesday's Coppa Italia success over SSC Napoli.

The 32-year-old Serbia captain was taken off just after the hour mark in the 0-0 quarter-final draw at the San Paolo Stadium – Inter would win 5-4 on penalties. Tests later confirmed that the right thigh strain will keep Stanković sidelined for about a month. He is therefore likely to sit out the opening leg of the Bayern tie at San Siro on 23 February.

Centre-back Iván Córdoba is also a concern for Leonardo's side after he dislocated his right shoulder in the same game, with further examinations needed to ascertain the extent of the 34-year-old's injury.

Last updated: 27/01/11 15.52CET

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