Barcelona's Xavi out 7-10 days to leg injury

AP, Tuesday 22 Feb 2011

Barcelona says Xavi Hernandez will miss 7 to 10 days to a leg injury, which will leave the Spain midfielder battling to return in time for a Champions League match against Arsenal


Barcelona says an MRI revealed the World Cup champion suffered a small muscle tear in his left leg.

Barcelona must overturn a 2-1 deficit to Arsenal in the return leg of their last-16 series, which will be played on March 8 at the Camp Nou Stadium.

Xavi is expected to miss the Spanish champion's match at Mallorca on Saturday and another league game against Valencia next week. Barcelona plays Zaragoza on March 5.

Barcelona holds a five-point lead over Real Madrid in the league table.

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