During Barcelona’s 3-2 win over Valencia, Andrés Iniesta was taken off on a stretcher and will miss the away game to Manchester City to face Pep Guardiola at the Etihad.

Iniesta

The injury was confirmed to external ligaments on his right knee by the club and he will have further test on Sunday to make sure the full extent of his injury.

In case of worst-case scenario, the player has to sit out for the next eight weeks of action from the club and fears that he could miss remaining Champions’ League group stage.

The challenge from Enzo Perez after 14 minutes of the game causes the injury. Barcelona captain fails to bend his right leg as Perez flew in and went down clutching his knee and treatment from sidelines was immediately called.

Perez was not booked for the tackle and Luis Enrique was furious with the decision.

This weakens the team ahead of their remaining Champions League fixtures.

They are already likely to be without both Gerard Pique and Jordi Alba for the game at the Etihad Stadium.

The team was already likely to play without Gerard Pique and Jordi Alba for the game with Manchester city at Etihad.

The captain was applauded by Valencia fans as he left the pitch. Throughout his career, injuries have haunted him badly.

He famously played the 2009 Champions League final against Manchester United under strict instructions not to shoot because he had still not properly recovered from injuring a right thigh muscle.

In the 2009 Champions League Final against Manchester United he famously played against the strict instructions not to play as he was still recovering from the injury of right thigh muscle.

The injury comes as a major blow to Luis Enrique who would have to play former Manchester City youngster Denis Suarez or Andre Gomes in Iniesta’s place if Arda Turan does not recover from the elbow knock that kept him out of Barça’s 3-2 win over Valencia.

 

 

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