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Chelsea lose Luiz for Barcelona tie

Published: Tuesday 17 April 2012, 20.33CET
A hamstring injury picked up on Sunday means that Brazilian centre-back David Luiz will miss both legs of Chelsea FC's semi-final against FC Barcelona and faces two weeks out.
Chelsea lose Luiz for Barcelona tie
David Luiz lies injured during the FA Cup semi-final ©Getty Images
 
 
 
Published: Tuesday 17 April 2012, 20.33CET

Chelsea lose Luiz for Barcelona tie

A hamstring injury picked up on Sunday means that Brazilian centre-back David Luiz will miss both legs of Chelsea FC's semi-final against FC Barcelona and faces two weeks out.

Chelsea FC will be without David Luiz for both legs of their UEFA Champions League semi-final against FC Barcelona due to a hamstring injury.

The Brazilian centre-back suffered the injury in Sunday's 5-1 FA Cup semi-final win against Tottenham Hotspur FC, going off in the 59th minute. On the eve of the first leg against the European champions at Stamford Bridge, Chelsea's interim coach Roberto Di Matteo revealed the defender is facing around a fortnight on the sidelines.

"He will miss tomorrow and he's a big loss for us," Di Matteo told the pre-match press conference. "We hope to get him back in two weeks, maybe; hopefully before the end of the season." The second leg against Barcelona takes place at the Camp Nou on 25 April.

Last updated: 30/11/12 17.48CET

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