Gago ruled out for three weeks

MADRID - Real Madrid midfielder Fernando Gago strained a muscle in his left leg in Wednesday's 3-0 Champions League win over Olympique Marseille and will be out of action for up to three weeks.

The Argentine international played the whole of the Group C clash at the Bernabeu but tests on Thursday revealed the extent of the injury, Real said on their website.

Gago will almost certainly miss Argentina's key World Cup qualifiers this month at home to Peru and away to Uruguay.