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Lyon lose Bastos and Vercoutre for Madrid return

Published: Friday 28 October 2011, 19.25CET
Olympique Lyonnais will be without Michel Bastos for Real Madrid CF's visit on Wednesday due to a hamstring injury while goalkeeper Rémy Vercoutre has been ruled out for three months.
Lyon lose Bastos and Vercoutre for Madrid return
Michel Bastos has played every minute of Lyon's group stage campaign so far ©Getty Images
 
 
 
Published: Friday 28 October 2011, 19.25CET

Lyon lose Bastos and Vercoutre for Madrid return

Olympique Lyonnais will be without Michel Bastos for Real Madrid CF's visit on Wednesday due to a hamstring injury while goalkeeper Rémy Vercoutre has been ruled out for three months.

Michel Bastos is set to miss Olympique Lyonnais' visit of Real Madrid CF on Wednesday because of a hamstring injury.

The Brazilian winger scored the winner in his side's 2-1 win at AS Saint-Étienne in the French League Cup on Wednesday but ended the match suffering from pain in his right hamstring. "He cannot play for at least two games," said Lyon's special adviser Bernard Lacombe while Bastos indicated he felt his absence would be as long as ''three to four weeks".

Meanwhile, goalkeeper Rémy Vercoutre has been ruled out for three months due to an injury sustained at home last night. The second-choice custodian has since undergone surgery on a ruptured tendon in his right foot.

Lyon were defeated 4-0 when they travelled to Spain on 18 October and sit third in Group D, level on points with their matchday five opponents AFC Ajax. Madrid are five points clear at the summit with a perfect record from their three games.

Last updated: 28/10/11 19.29CET

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