Benzema doubtful for Barcelona clash

PARIS - Olympique Lyon striker Karim Benzema is doubtful for Wednesday's Champions League last-16 second leg at Barcelona because of a sore hip.

Benzema, who was initially hurt last Sunday, went off at halftime during Lyon's 2-0 defeat at Lille in Ligue 1 on Saturday.

"I still feel pain. I fell again on my hip early in the game and it hurt," he told the Orange Sport TV channel.

"I am going to have some rest but I don't know yet if I will be able to play (against Barcelona)."

The first leg ended 1-1.


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