Motta blow for Barca
By Francisco Acedo
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Barcelona midfielder Thiago Motta faces a new spell on the sidelines.Barcelona midfielder Thiago Motta faces a new spell on the sidelines after picking up an injury in training.
Motta suffered a knee injury during training on Saturday.
Early indications suggest he has ruptured ligaments in his right knee.
It is expected that Motta will be out of action for six weeks with the problem.
It means that Motta will miss next month's UEFA Champions League clash with Chelsea.
The news is a major blow for Motta as he missed six months of last season due to a knee injury.
Barca coach Frank Rijkaard lamented the injury to Motta.
"This is bad news for the team especially for the midfield," said Rijkaard.