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Injured Dzyuba out for Barca clash

Source : IANS
Last Updated: Mon, Nov 19, 2012 08:10 hrs

Moscow, Nov 19 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Spartak Moscow forward Artem Dzyuba will miss Tuesday's Champions League clash with Barcelona after picking up a hamstring injury.

The 6 foot 4 inches striker appeared to have hurt himself in training before Saturday's 1−1 draw against FC Volga in which he played no part.

Dzyuba has been used sparingly this season under new Spartak coach Unai Emery, playing a total of 40 minutes in Champions League games to date.

"His recovery will take no less than a week," Spartak said in a website statement.

The Russian side are also without midfielder Diniyar Bilyaletdinov, who underwent groin surgery in Germany this week, and goalkeeper Artem Rebrov, who strained a shoulder against Volga.

Barcelona forward Alexis Sanchez is out of the match with a foot injury.

Barcelona top Group G with nine points and can seal qualification with a win here while Spartak desperately need a victory to retain any chances of advancing. Barcelona scraped past Spartak 3−2 in their September opener at Camp Nou.

−−IANS/RIA Novosti

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