Xavi challenges for the ball in training

Xavi in training on Sunday. PHOTO: MIGUEL RUIZ-FCB.

Club doctors confirmed today that Xavi Hernández has strained the soleus muscle in his right leg and will miss Tuesday’s round of 32 Spanish Cup match against Cartagena as a precaution.

The international midfielder came on for the last half hour of the match against Villarreal last Saturday.

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