Negredo sidelined for Stuttgart showdown

BARCELONA - Sevilla striker Alvaro Negredo will miss Tuesday's Champions League Group G match at VfB Stuttgart because of an infection, the La Liga club said on Monday.

The absence of the Spain international, who is resting at home, means Sevilla travel to Germany with three strikers, Brazilian Luis Fabiano, Arouna Kone of Ivory Coast and Mali's Frederic Kanoute, the club said on their website.

Sevilla's first-choice goalkeeper, Andres Palop, has a calf strain and will also miss the match, the club added.