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Vadillo in Betis fitness race

Published: Saturday 25 January 2014, 21.30CET
Real Betis Balompié are losing hope of having attacker Álvaro Vadillo fit for their UEFA Europa League round of 32 first leg on 20 February after the 19-year-old injured a hamstring.
Vadillo in Betis fitness race
Álvaro Vadillo faces four weeks on the sidelines ©AFP/Getty Images
 
 
Published: Saturday 25 January 2014, 21.30CET

Vadillo in Betis fitness race

Real Betis Balompié are losing hope of having attacker Álvaro Vadillo fit for their UEFA Europa League round of 32 first leg on 20 February after the 19-year-old injured a hamstring.

Real Betis Balompié winger Álvaro Vadillo is in serious danger of missing his team's UEFA Europa League round of 32 opener at FC Rubin Kazan after the 19-year-old suffered a hamstring tear.

The former Spain Under-19 international sustained the injury during Friday's 4-2 Liga defeat at RC Celta de Vigo, a result that left Los Verdiblancos five points adrift at the bottom of the Spanish top flight. Subsequent tests revealed Vadillo had suffered a tear in his right leg, meaning he will be absent for up to four weeks. With Betis scheduled to host Rubin on 20 February, the attacker is therefore facing a race against time to be fit. Gabriel Calderón's side travel to Russia for the return leg a week later.

Last updated: 25/01/14 21.36CET

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