MADRID - Barcelona midfielders Yaya Toure and Andres Iniesta will be out of action for up to 15 days with thigh injuries picked up in the side's 6-0 Primera Liga win over Malaga, the league leaders said on Sunday. Toure had to be substituted in the 25th minute at the Nou Camp after tearing a muscle in his right thigh, and Iniesta was taken off in the second half with a similar problem, the club's medical services reported. Both players were due to be on international duty next week -- Toure with Ivory Coast and Iniesta with European champions Spain. Barca also said that a third midfielder Xavi was substituted with an Achilles tendon problem, but that he would be joining up with the Spain squad as planned.
22 March 2009
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