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Petit problem for club and country

Published: Thursday 18 March 2004, 16.05CET
SL Benfica's Petit will be missing for at least a fortnight after tearing a thigh muscle.
 
 
Published: Thursday 18 March 2004, 16.05CET

Petit problem for club and country

SL Benfica's Petit will be missing for at least a fortnight after tearing a thigh muscle.

SL Benfica midfield player Petit will miss important matches for club and country after tearing a leg muscle.

Double blow
The 27-year-old defensive midfield player was hurt in last night's Portuguese Cup semi-final victory against CF Os Belenenses. Petit will be sidelined for at least a fortnight, ruling him out of Benfica's UEFA Cup fourth-round second leg against FC Internazionale next week and Portugal's friendly against Italy in Braga six days later.

Camacho concern
Benfica's coach, José Antonio Camacho, said: "It's a muscle injury. Petit has a problem because he can only play at a fast rhythm - he must slow down a little." In the UEFA Cup, Benfica travel to Milan after a 0-0 draw in the first leg.

 
Last updated: 19/03/04 9.07CET

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