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Barca confirm Alba hamstring injury

17 April 2014 01:00

There was injury to insult for Barcelona, as left-back Jordi Alba re-injured his hamstring in their Copa del Rey final loss to Real Madrid.

Alba, 25, was substituted at half-time of their 2-1 loss at the Estadio de Mestalla on Wednesday, and the club confirmed his right hamstring was the problem area.

"Initial tests confirm that the player sustained an injury to his biceps femoris in his right leg. He will undergo additional tests this Thursday," a statement on the club's website read.

"This isn't the first injury the player has picked up this season.

"In round four, against Sevilla, he picked up a similar injury in the same leg, and when he was practically recovered, he injured his left leg.

"He missed a total of 16 matches."

Alba has been injury prone throughout the season, and scans will reveal whether he can recover for Barca's final five league games this term.

Centre-back Marc Bartra said he felt Barca had the majority of possession in the cup final, but did not capitalise on their midfield dominance.

"Things have not gone our way," he told reporters.

"Possession was ours, but perhaps they have been more effective. They had two real chances and scored twice.

"Now we will go for it in the league."

Barcelona are four points behind Atletico Madrid in the race for the Spanish crown.

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Info

Competition
Copa del Rey
Date
16 April 2014
Kick-off
21:30
Half-time
0 - 1
Full-time
1 - 2
Venue
Estadio de Mestalla (Valencia)
Attendance
55000

Goals

0 - 1
11' Á. di María
 (assist by K. Benzema)
Bartra 68'
(assist by Xavi) 
1 - 1
1 - 2
85' G. Bale
 (assist by Fábio Coentrão)

Lineups

# Player Bookings
13
22
18
15 68'
14 53'
4
8
6
16
10
11 17'
Coach: G. Martino
# Player Bookings
1
4
3 17'
5
15
14 88'
19
11 85'
22 11'
23 3'
9
Coach: C. Ancelotti

Substitutes

# Player Bookings
21
7
9
5
17
24
25
# Player Bookings
24
16
2
18
21
25
39

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