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Moretti joins Valencia injury list

Published: Monday 6 November 2006, 15.26CET
Italian defender Emiliano Moretti has added his name to the long injury list that threatens to curtail Valencia CF's progress on the domestic and European fronts.

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Published: Monday 6 November 2006, 15.26CET

Moretti joins Valencia injury list

Italian defender Emiliano Moretti has added his name to the long injury list that threatens to curtail Valencia CF's progress on the domestic and European fronts.
Italian defender Emiliano Moretti has added his name to the long injury list that is threatening to curtail Valencia CF's impressive campaign on the domestic and European fronts.

Three-month lay-off
The 25-year-old left-back has become the latest casualty after injuring ligaments in his right knee during Sunday's 1-1 Primera División draw at RCD Espanyol. Moretti was hurt in a challenge with Espanyol's Iván de la Peña, which earned the midfielder a red card, and faces three months on the sidelines.

Casualties
The Valencia treatment room is already filled with first-team talent including midfielders David Albelda (pulled muscle) and Rubén Baraja (calf), defenders Carlos Marchena (knee ligaments) and Asier del Horno (calf/achilles) as well as Jaime Gavilán (knee ligaments), Vicente Rodríguez (knee) and Francesco Tavana (calf).

Sitting pretty
Quique Sánchez Flores's team sit fifth in the Spanish league, four points behind leaders Sevilla FC, while occupying an even more promising position at the top of UEFA Champions League Group D, with three wins from four matches. Moretti, who is in his third season with the Mestalla club, has been a key figure in their progress, making eight Primera División appearances and three in the UEFA Champions League.

Last updated: 06/11/06 19.28CET

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