MADRID - Barcelona midfielder Andres
Iniesta has not recovered sufficiently from a calf problem to
make Saturday's match at Real Sociedad, the Spanish league
leaders said on Friday.
"Iniesta has joined the list of absentees because, as the
club's medical services announced, he is continuing his
treatment for a strained right calf," Barca said on their
The Spain international missed Wednesday's Champions League
semi-final first leg victory at Real Madrid and it is not clear
whether he will be fit for Tuesday's return leg at the Nou Camp.
Captain and central defender Carles Puyol, who has only
recently returned from injury, was also left out of Pep
Guardiola's squad for the Sociedad match, Barca said.
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