Iniesta out for two weeks

September 13th, 2012 - 5:10 pm ICT by IANS  

Madrid, Sep 13 (IANS) Barcelona midfielder Andres Iniesta will miss his team’s Champions League opener against Spartak Moscow next Wednesday due to an injury which may keep him out of play for up to two weeks.

The player pulled a muscle in his right leg during Spain’s 1-0 win in Georgia in a 2014 World Cup qualifier Tuesday, the club said.

Iniesta, newly crowned UEFA’s Best Player in Europe, will also skip Saturday’s Spanish league game at Getafe.

Barcelona leads the La Liga after a perfect start through three rounds, enjoying a five-point advantage over defending champion Real Madrid.

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