Giuly out of Chelsea clash
By Alex Dunn
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Ludovic Giuly will miss Barcelona's Champions League clash with Chelsea.Talented midfielder Ludovic Giuly will miss Barcelona's UEFA Champions League clash with Chelsea.
The diminutive schemer was injured at the weekend and has been ruled out for at least the next ten days.
Barca head to Stamford Bridge in midweek holding a slender 2-1 advantage but will now have to secure progression without the services of Giuly.
The club's first team doctor Lluis Til has explained the playmaker's current condition, which will pose a selection dilemma for coach Frank Rijkaard.
''Giuly received a very strong blow before Numancia and X-rays have shown this,'' confirmed Til.
''It has improved but the zone affected prevents him from running.
''Some ten days will be required.''
Giuly's absence could mean a rare opportunity for Maxi Lopez, who came on to such good effect in the first leg.