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Rui Costa back on the sidelines

Published: Monday 19 February 2007, 16.51CET
Rui Costa's injury-hit campaign with SL Benfica has witnessed another setback and the playmaker is expected to miss Thursday's trip to FC Dinamo 1948 Bucuresti.
 
Published: Monday 19 February 2007, 16.51CET

Rui Costa back on the sidelines

Rui Costa's injury-hit campaign with SL Benfica has witnessed another setback and the playmaker is expected to miss Thursday's trip to FC Dinamo 1948 Bucuresti.

Rui Costa's injury-hit campaign with SL Benfica has witnessed another setback and the veteran playmaker is expected to miss Thursday's UEFA Cup trip to FC Dinamo 1948 Bucuresti with a thigh problem.

Fresh complaint
The 34-year-old former Portuguese international damaged his right thigh during Sunday's Liga win at CD Nacional and faces an unspecified time on the sidelines. He had played 89 minutes of Benfica's 1-0 first-leg victory over Dinamo last Wednesday, which gives the Lisbon giants the advantage going into this week's Round of 32 decider in Romania. Rui Costa has been stymied by injuries since rejoining Benfica from AC Milan last summer. The former ACF Fiorentina midfielder has managed only six league appearances and no goals.

 
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