Adriano blow for Barcelona
Barcelona's Brazilian full-back Adriano will be sidelined for between seven and 10 days with a hamstring injury suffered on international duty, the club have confirmed.
Adriano, who has started five Primera Division matches so far this season, sustained what the club described as a "small tear in the fibres of his left hamstring" during training ahead of Brazil's friendly against Egypt in Qatar on Monday.
The club said in a statement on their official website www.fcbarcelona.com: "After tests in the medical centre at the Ciutat Esportiva Joan Gamper, Adriano Correia has been diagnosed with a hamstring injury. He is expected to be sidelined for between seven and 10 days, as announced by the club medical services."