Iniesta to miss Milan meeting

Barcelona revealed today that Andres Iniesta will miss the reigning European champions' trip to face AC Milan in the UEFA Champions League on Wednesday with a thigh injury.

A statement on the club's website confirmed that the midfielder will not travel to Italy as "a precaution", joining the suspended Dani Alves and injured duo Adriano and Ibrahim Afellay on the sidelines.

Barcelona have already qualified from Group H but a win in the San Siro will ensure that they advance to the Round of 16 as group winners. The sides drew 2-2 when they met at the Camp Nou in September.