Arsenal v Barcelona: Andreas Iniesta ruled out of Emirates tie with hamstring injury

28 March 2010 03:39
The Spain international was replaced just after half-time in last night's Primera Division win over Real Mallorca and, after undergoing tests today, it was announced that he is likely to be sidelined for around 10 days.[LNB]Barcelona were once more imperious in their victory over Mallorca despite a seemingly narrow 1-0 win.[LNB] Related ArticlesWatch Ibra's 'back-pass'Barca 'fanstastic' in winHiddink offers hope to ArsenalWenger plans welcome for HenryFootball's best-paidYouTube: Zlatan Ibrahimovic 'back-pass'The match was decorated by a piece of improvisation by Swede Zlatan Ibrahimovich that, though Lionel Messi failed to score, had commentators purring.[LNB]If the prognosis on his injury is proved correct it would mean Iniesta missing the Champions League quarter-final first leg with Arsenal and next weekend's league match with Athletic Bilbao.[LNB]The last time Iniesta was in London for a major Champions League fixture he scored Barcelona's decisive goal at Stamford Bridge in the ill-tempered semi-final triumph over Chelsea.[LNB]Barca coach Pep Guardiola will be keeping his fingers crossed the Euro 2008 winner will be available for the return leg against Arsenal and the away match with Real Madrid.[LNB]

Source: Telegraph