Xavi struggling for Milan return

Xavi may struggle to be fit in time for Barcelona's crucial Champions League match with AC Milan later this month.

Last Updated: 01/03/13 at 17:59 Post Comment

Xavi: Hamstring injury

Xavi: Hamstring injury

Midfielder Xavi may struggle to be fit in time for Barcelona's crucial Champions League match with AC Milan later this month following confirmation his hamstring injury is set to sideline him for up to 15 days.

The Spain international had only recently come back from a similar injury when he complained of discomfort following Wednesday's Copa del Rey semi-final second-leg defeat to Real Madrid.

According to a Barcelona statement on Friday, Xavi is likely to be out of action for "10 to 15 days".

That means that not only will the 33-year-old sit out Saturday's league clash with Madrid as expected, and next weekend's visit of Deportivo La Coruna, but he may now also miss the Champions League last-16 second leg against Milan on March 12.

Milan lead 2-0 from the first leg at the San Siro.


Click here for completely free £10 bet with Sky Bet & £5 free every week


Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

E

ven if United were to sign CR7 & Messi to play upfront, the fact remains Fletcher and Cleverly are playing in midfield. That's where the problem is. Fletcher is too slow with an awful pass, while Cleverly is simply rubbish

mrunited4life
Di Maria - A Signing of Necessity, or Opportunity?

T

hese days, these days, you can't say something racist without somebody saying that you're a racist.

tk421
'Wrong' Views Not Silenced By Shouting...

D

rop Rooney (he's so disappointing, overrated and overpaid), and play Di Maria and RVP upfront, much like the set up at the Netherlands team with Roben and RVP...

eric bush3
Di Maria - A Signing of Necessity, or Opportunity?

Footer 365

Champions League: Emergency keeper sends Ludogorets through to group stage

Emergency keeper Cosmin Moti saved two penalties as Bulgarians Ludogorets Razgrad made the Champions League group stage.

Arsene Wenger confirms injured Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud will be out until New Year

Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud is unlikely to play again this year after having surgery on his injured ankle.

Villa and QPR shocked, Leeds lose

Aston Villa were shocked 1-0 at home by Leyton Orient in the Capital One Cup second round, while QPR lost at Burton and Bradford beat Leeds.

Mail Box

Should Kagawa Play Ahead Of Mata?

That's one question posed in the afternoon mailbox, although it looks like the Japanese playmaker could soon be on his way. Plus, tipping Palace to go down under Warnock...

Well, This Isn't Going That Well Is It?

Plenty of fall out from Manchester United's shambolic 4-0 League Cup defeat, plus thoughts on Van Persie, Arsenal strikers, Benik Afobe, Celtic and Astroturf...

© 2014 British Sky Broadcasting Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media property