Saviola to sit out Liverpool clash

LISBON - Benfica's Argentine forward Javier Saviola has been ruled out of the Europa League quarter- final first leg against Liverpool on Thursday, the Portuguese club said on their website.

The 29-year-old picked up a foot injury in Benfica's win over Braga on Saturday and did not train with the rest of the squad on Wednesday.

The Argentina international, who has scored 11 goals in 24 league matches since joining Benfica from Real Madrid last year, could be sidelined for up to four weeks and is also likely to miss the second leg against Liverpool on April 8.

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