Levante star laid low
By Mark Kendall
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Levante winger Nacho will be sidelined for three weeks with a hamstring injury.Levante winger Nacho will be sidelined for three weeks with a hamstring injury.
The 24-year-old sustained the problem playing in a friendly match against Russian outfit Krylia Sovetov on Wednesday.
He actually badly aggravated an old injury that had kept him out of Levante's last league game against Zaragoza.
The midfielder has torn his left hamstring and is not now expected to be fit until the clash with Athletic Bilbao on March 20.
The 'friendly' against Krylia ended in a mass brawl when both teams squared up to each after Levante defender Luis Rubilaes took exception to a challenge from Denis Kolodin.
Meanwhile, Levante have confirmed that they will be entering next season's Intertoto Cup - if they manage to qualify.
Atletico Madrid, Deportivo La Coruna, Villarreal and Valencia have also indicated they are ready to try their luck in the summer competition, but only the two teams that finish highest in La Primera at the end of the season will qualify.