FC Barcelona full-back Jordi Alba will miss his team's opening UEFA Champions League Group H encounters against AFC Ajax and Celtic FC after the 24-year-old suffered a hamstring tear.
The Spanish international full-back sustained the injury to his right leg in the 15th minute of the Blaugrana's 3-2 weekend Liga victory against Sevilla FC at the Camp Nou. After undergoing tests at Barça headquarters on Sunday, he was ruled out of action for the next three weeks.
Alba's absence increases the chances of team-mate Adriano starting against four-time European champions Ajax in Spain on Wednesday as Gerardo Martino's side begin their tilt at a fifth European Cup.
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