Barcelona's Zlatan Ibrahimovic ruled out of Arsenal match

04 April 2010 09:08
Barcelona striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic has been ruled out of Tuesday'sChampions League quarter-final second leg against Arsenal throughinjury, the Catalan club have announced on their website.  

The Sweden international suffered a calf injury whilst warming-upfor tonight's Primera Division clash with Athletic Bilbao and, afterbeing replaced in the line-up by Bojan Krkic, underwent initial teststhis evening.  

According to the Barca website, those tests confirmed that Ibrahimovichas suffered a small tear in his right calf and is out of the returnmeeting with Arsenal and is a doubt for next weekend's 'Clasico' withReal Madrid at the Bernabeu.

Out of contention: Zlatan Ibrahimovic (right) celebrates a goal during the first leg against Arsenal

Ibrahimovic scored both goals as Barca drew the first leg of their quarter-final tie with Arsenal 2-2 at the Emirates Stadium last Wednesday, taking his tally to five goals in four games.  

Centre-back Gerard Pique, who is suspended for the Arsenal match, is also a question mark for the match against Madrid as he suffered a thigh injury that could keep him sidelined for up to seven days.

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Source: Daily_Mail