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Barcelona cannot bank on Touré

Published: Sunday 30 September 2007, 19.28CET
FC Barcelona have lost Yaya Touré for a month with a thigh injury that rules the midfielder out of Tuesday's game at VfB Stuttgart and the trip to Rangers FC.
Barcelona cannot bank on Touré
Yaya Touré (left) in action against Lyon ©Getty Images

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Published: Sunday 30 September 2007, 19.28CET

Barcelona cannot bank on Touré

FC Barcelona have lost Yaya Touré for a month with a thigh injury that rules the midfielder out of Tuesday's game at VfB Stuttgart and the trip to Rangers FC.

FC Barcelona have lost Yaya Touré for a month with a thigh injury that rules him out of Tuesday's game at VfB Stuttgart in the UEFA Champions League and the Matchday 3 trip to Rangers FC.

Muscle tear
The Ivory Coast midfielder, a €9m summer signing from AS Monaco FC, had started every game this season for Barça at home or in Europe but suffered a muscle tear during the 4-1 win against Levante UD on Saturday. Barcelona fear he will not be fit in time for the Rangers game on 23 October but expect the 24-year-old to recover in time for the home return against the Scottish side on 7 November. Barcelona lost full-back Gianluca Zambrotta to a similar problem last Wednesday.

Last updated: 01/10/07 15.06CET

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