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Andres Iniesta to stay out for one week

Andres Iniesta will miss Barcelona’s trip to Eibar with a calf problem but could be back in time for the Copa del Rey quarterfinal second leg against Real Sociedad next week.

Iniests was taken off at half time of the 1-0 first leg win on Thursday after complaining of a light pain in his muscle.

“Tests conducted on Friday morning at FC Barcelona have confirmed that Andrés Iniesta has suffered a minor injury to his left soleus,” a club statement confirmed.

“The player’s availability for forthcoming training sessions and matches will depend on how the injury progresses — but it can already be confirmed that he will not be travelling to Eibar for Sunday’s Liga fixture.”

It’s the third injury the captain has suffered this season. The most reason came in October and ruled him out for six weeks with ligament damage after a challenge from Valencia’s Enzo Perez.

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