Iniesta misses training ahead of Espanyol v Barcelona derby

Iniesta misses training ahead of Espanyol v Barcelona derby

Barcelona captain Andres Iniesta missed training
due to injury ahead of Saturday's derby showdown
with Espanyol.
Luis Enrique's men face their neighbours at Estadi
Cornella-El Prat but could be without Iniesta after
the 32-year-old sat out Friday's session with a
right adductor problem.
Teenage midfielder Carles Alena trained with the
first-team in Iniesta's absence.
Barcelona returned to the top of LaLiga by virtue of
a superior head-to-head record over Real Madrid
following last weekend's dramatic 3-2 Clasico win
at the Santiago Bernabeu.
The reigning champions preserved their position at
the summit by thrashing bottom side Osasuna 7-1
in midweek.
Iniesta sat out that rout as an unused substitute,
while Alena replaced Lionel Messi for the final half
hour.
Madrid later responded with a 6-2 triumph at
Deportivo La Coruna and retain a game in hand on
their rivals.


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