September 13, 2012 / 5:56 PM / 5 years ago

Barca forward Sanchez sidelined with muscle tear

MADRID (Reuters) - Barcelona forward Alexis Sanchez has joined team mate Andres Iniesta on the injury list after returning from international duty with Chile with a minor leg muscle tear, the La Liga club said on Thursday.

Colombia's Luis Perea (R) fights for the ball with Chile's Alexis Sanchez during their 2014 World Cup qualifying soccer match at Santiago, September 11, 2012. REUTERS/Ivan Alvarado

Sanchez will miss Barca’s league match at Getafe on Saturday, when they will seek a fourth win in four games this season, the club said in a statement on their website (www.fcbarcelona.es).

The speed of his recovery will determine whether he will be available for Wednesday’s Champions League Group G match at home to Spartak Moscow, the statement added.

Iniesta picked up a leg muscle strain playing in a World Cup qualifier for Spain against Georgia on Tuesday and is out for 10-15 days, Barca said on Wednesday.

Reporting by Iain Rogers, editing by Stephen Wood

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