Club Atlético de Madrid goalkeeper Leo Franco will be sidelined for up to three weeks after pulling his right calf muscle while taking a 41st-minute goal kick during Sunday's 2-0 win at Real Betis Balompié.
The 30-year-old Argentinian, who has made 12 Primera División appearances this term, will miss Wednesday's UEFA Cup trip to FC København and possibly also Atlético's concluding Group B tie against Panathinaikos FC in the Spanish capital on 20 December. Atlético are well-placed to advance having tallied four points from two outings to date.
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