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Villa: Injury concern for Barca

Villa: Injury concern for Barca

Barcelona will look to return to winning ways at Real Sociedad on Saturday in La Liga following their midweek Copa del Rey draw with Malaga.

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Barca were unable to keep hold of a half-time lead as 10-man Los Boquerones clinched a 2-2 quarter-final, first-leg result at the Nou Camp on Wednesday.

This, after the Catalans maintained their 11-point lead at the top of the league standings with a 3-1 victory last Sunday at La Rosaleda.

David Villa faces a late fitness test for the Blaugrana, with the Spain hitman troubled by a hamstring strain.

Marc Muniesa and Isaac Cuenca have both returned to training for Tito Vilanova's side from injury, but the weekend's trip to the Basque Country comes too soon for the duo.

Meanwhile, Sociedad could only manage a 1-1 draw with Deportivo La Coruna at Anoeta last time to leave Philippe Montanier's men in ninth place on the table.

Montanier, though, will be boosted by the return of defenders Inigo Martinez, Mikel Gonzalez and Dani Estrada from suspension.

Posted: 18/01/13 14:13

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