The tests carried out by the FC Barcelona medical staff confirm that Ivan Rakitic has a small tear in his right calf. The player will miss the game against Villarreal and his recovery will dictate his availability for the following matches.
The Croatian midfielder was injured in the first half of the Champions League game on Wednesday at Camp Nou against BATE Borisov. The Barça number 4 was replaced by Munir in the 20th minute after picking up the calf problem.ç
Barça are not having any luck at all this season with regards to injuries in the Champions League. In the first game in Group E Rafinha picked up a serious knee injury in the Stadio Olimpico against Roma. Iniesta suffered a hamstring problem that kept him out for a month. Then just two weeks ago Sergi Roberto injured himself in the game in Borisov against BATE, an injury from which he is now completely recovered.