Champions League news

Barcelona star Adriano misses Rubin Kazan clash

September 26, 2010

Barcelona wing-back Adriano has been ruled out of Wednesday's Champions League match with Rubin Kazan because of a thigh injury.

Adriano competes with Maxwell for a place at left back
GettyImagesAdriano competes with Maxwell for a place at left back

The Brazil international, a summer signing from Sevilla, was replaced just after half-time in Saturday night's win over Athletic Bilbao.

It remains to be seen if Adriano will be fit for Barca's league match with Real Mallorca next weekend.

Lionel Messi, meanwhile, continued his recovery from his ankle injury but there is no confirmation yet on whether the Argentinian, who has missed Barca's last two matches, will be able to face Rubin.