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Inter No1 Júlio César struck down by thigh strain

Published: Thursday 27 October 2011, 14.55CET
FC Internazionale Milano goalkeeper Júlio César "sustained a second degree strain in his left thigh" in the draw at Atalanta BC and will sit out the visit of LOSC Lille Métropole.
Inter No1 Júlio César struck down by thigh strain
Júlio César will miss at least one UEFA Champions League game for Inter ©Getty Images
 
 
 
Published: Thursday 27 October 2011, 14.55CET

Inter No1 Júlio César struck down by thigh strain

FC Internazionale Milano goalkeeper Júlio César "sustained a second degree strain in his left thigh" in the draw at Atalanta BC and will sit out the visit of LOSC Lille Métropole.

FC Internazionale Milano goalkeeper Júlio César will miss at least one UEFA Champions League fixture after straining his left thigh during the 1-1 Serie A draw at Atalanta BC on Wednesday.

Inter have confirmed that the 32-year-old Brazilian international "sustained a second degree strain in his left thigh" but did not put a time frame on his recovery. Reports suggest this could be between three and four weeks, although he is certainly out of Wednesday's Group B visit of LOSC Lille Métropole.

Luca Castellazzi, who saved a penalty after replacing Júlio César at half-time in Bergamo, is expected to deputise at San Siro. The 36-year-old's three previous UEFA Champions League appearances all came in last season's group stage.

Last updated: 27/10/11 16.51CET

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