Alonso out for up to 10 days

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MADRID - Real Madrid midfielder Xabi Alonso will be out of action for up to 10 days with a muscle injury in his right leg, the Spanish club said on Thursday.

The Spain international had to be substituted during their 5-2 Champions League victory away to FC Zurich on Tuesday. He will miss La Liga games at home to Xerez on Sunday and away to Villarreal next Wednesday.

German defender Christoph Metzelder will be out for up to three weeks with a calf injury, the club added on their website.