Gerard Pique & Jordi Alba: Barcelona pair to miss Man City game

Gerard Pique
Gerard Pique was substituted on 39 minutes after a tackle from City's David Silva

Defenders Gerard Pique and Jordi Alba will miss Barcelona's Champions League game against Manchester City on 1 November though injury.

The Spain internationals both went off during Wednesday 4-0 win over City at the Nou Camp.

Centre-half Pique, 29, is expected to be out for three weeks after spraining ligaments in his right ankle.

Left-back Alba, 27, will be out for two weeks with a hamstring injury.

Alba was replaced by France's Lucas Digne after 10 minutes, while Jeremy Mathieu came on for Pique on 39 minutes, but was later sent-off for a second bookable offence.

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