Barcelona defender Mathieu to be sidelined for 3 weeks

ABS-CBN Sports on Oct 27, 2016 11:02 AM
Barcelona defender Mathieu to be sidelined for 3 weeks
Barcelona's Jeremy Mathieu fights for the ball against Manchester City's John Stones during a Champions League, Group C soccer match between Barcelona and Manchester City, at Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona, Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2016. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Barcelona says defender Jeremy Mathieu will be sidelined for about three weeks because of a right foot injury.

Tests conducted Wednesday showed the extent of the injury, which the France international sustained during a 1-0 loss to Espanyol in the Catalan Super Cup.

Barcelona, which rested its top players in Tuesday's cup match, hosts last-place Granada in the Spanish league on Saturday. Fellow defenders Gerard Pique and Jordi Alba will also miss the game through injury.

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