Injured Ibrahimovic to miss Bilbao trip

MADRID - Barcelona's Zlatan Ibrahimovic will miss Saturday's La Liga clash at Athletic Bilbao with a new thigh strain, the European champions said on Thursday.

The striker damaged a left thigh muscle against Real Mallorca two weeks ago that has kept him out of the Sweden squad but tests on Thursday revealed a new injury in the same area, Barca said on their website.

They host Inter Milan in the Champions League on Tuesday and then welcome Real Madrid in La Liga the following weekend. The club did not say how long the striker would be out of action.