MADRID - Barcelona midfielder Andres Iniesta will miss the King's Cup final with a thigh muscle tear, the Primera Liga leaders said on Sunday. The Spain international, who scored the equaliser against Chelsea which put them into the Champions League final, picked up the injury during Barca's 3-3 home draw against Villarreal. The Catalans will also be without defender Eric Abidal following his sending-off against Villarreal, his second red card in five days after also being dismissed at Stamford Bridge in midweek. "(Losing Iniesta) is worse news then not being crowned champions," coach Pep Guardiola told reporters. Iniesta will undergo further tests on Monday when it should become clearer whether he will be fit for the Champions League final against Manchester United on May 27. Barca play Athletic Bilbao in Wednesday's King's Cup final in Valencia's Mestalla. BARCELONA FANS! Check FourFourTwo.com’s ever-expanding interviews section for more stuff to read: Q&A Samuel Eto'o, Cesc Fabregas Web Exclusives Cesc Fabregas, Gary Lineker One on One Mark Hughes, Thierry Henry, Ronaldo Perfect XI Gheorghe Hagi, Hristo Stoichkov, Ronald Koeman Plus! Rate Barca players (and others) on Talentspotter
10 May 2009
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