Giuly a week off return
By Francisco Acedo
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Barcelona are aiming to have Ludovic Giuly back in action to face Valencia.Barcelona are aiming to have Ludovic Giuly back in action for next week's clash with reigning champions Valencia.
The French playmaker is currently recuperating after aggravating a thigh injury during a friendly fixture last week.
Giuly had only just returned to fitness after missing a few weeks with the same complaint and was absent for Tuesday's UEFA Champions League defeat to Shakhtar Donetsk.
He will also miss Saturday's Liga fixture against Albacete but Barca doctors predict Giuly will be ready to face Valencia.
In addition to Giuly's absence for the meeting with Albacete, Belletti is also sidelined after spraining an ankle against Shakhtar.
The full back's injury compounds coach Frank Rijkaard's selection problems as he only has 12 fully fit professionals to choose from and has drafted in six members of the B team for the game with Albacete.