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Alves joins Barça absentee list for Ajax trip

Published: Thursday 21 November 2013, 12.33CET
Right-back Daniel Alves is the latest player to enter the FC Barcelona treatment room after suffering a calf tear that rules him out of the trip to AFC Ajax next Tuesday.
Alves joins Barça absentee list for Ajax trip
Barcelona's Daniel Alves has been sidelined with a calf injury ©AFP/Getty Images
 
 
 
Published: Thursday 21 November 2013, 12.33CET

Alves joins Barça absentee list for Ajax trip

Right-back Daniel Alves is the latest player to enter the FC Barcelona treatment room after suffering a calf tear that rules him out of the trip to AFC Ajax next Tuesday.

FC Barcelona's injury problems mount ahead of their UEFA Champions League Group H visit to AFC Ajax with full-back Daniel Alves the latest player to be sidelined, having suffered a calf injury.

The 30-year-old sustained the muscle tear to his right leg on international duty with Brazil and, having been assessed by club doctors, he has been ruled out for seven to ten days. Already deprived of the injured Lionel Messi (thigh) and Víctor Valdés (calf) for the rest of the year, coach Gerardo Martino is also keeping a close eye on Jordi Alba (thigh), Gerard Piqué (groin) and Xavi Hernández (hamstring) who are all nursing complaints.

Having already qualified for the UEFA Champions League round of 16, the Blaugrana make the trip to Ajax on Tuesday before concluding their Group H schedule at home to Celtic FC on 11 December.

Last updated: 21/11/13 13.01CET

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