Injury, Iniesta Absent Opponent Sporting
Barcelona will host Sporting CP in Champions League continued without Andres Iniesta kaisar123.com. The Barca captain suffered an injury to his calf.
Iniesta have problems when Barca entertain Celta Vigo at Camp Nou on Saturday (2/12/2017). In the game, Iniesta was pulled out in the 53rd minute and was replaced by Denis Suarez.
The 33-year-old midfielder then undergo a medical examination. The result, he expressed muscle fatigue in his left calf and was declared unable to appear when Barca face Sporting in Champions League final matchday on Wednesday (6/12/2017) early morning hrs.
“The medical tests confirmed that FC Barcelona midfielder Andres Iniesta has muscle fatigue in his left calf and will miss the next Barca game,” the Barca statement said on its official website.
Barca have won tickets to the last 16 of the Champions League. Ernesto Valverde’s team has also been confirmed as the Group D champion.
Meanwhile, Sporting can win the runner-up position if they beat Barca and at the same time Juventus failed to win over Olympiakos.