Valencia CF have suffered a double injury blow ahead of next week's trip to FC St Gallen with full-backs Andrés Guardado and João Pereira ruled out of the UEFA Europa League Group A encounter in Switzerland.
Mexican international Guardado suffered a left hamstring tear during Wednesday's 2-1 Liga home defeat by UD Almería, keeping him out for three weeks. Pereira picked up a left adductor muscle strain in the same game which will sideline the Portugal defender for a fortnight. Miroslav Djukić's team responded to an opening 3-0 home reverse against Swansea City AFC by claiming successive victories over FC Kuban Krasnodar and St Gallen to go second in Group A.
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