Champions League: Barcelona confirm calf injury for Javier Mascherano

Barcelona had yet further bad news from their Tuesday’s Champions League’s 3-0 mauling at Turin against Juventus, adding Javier Mascherano to insult.

The former Liverpool man suffered a calf-injury during the Catalan giants defeat to Juventus, the reigning La Liga champions have confirmed.

He completed 90 minutes in midfielder for Barcelona as his team-mates could find no answer to Paulo Dybala’s first-half brace and a second-half header from Giorgio Chiellini.

The Argentine has made 35 appearances for Barca across all competitions this season, predominantly at centre-back, while playing at right full-back with no anticipated time of absence stated.

Luis Enrigue posted a brief statement on their official website revealing the 32-year-old was experiencing soreness in his left calf and will be assessed, with no anticipated time of absence stated.

Barca lie three points behind Real Madrid at LaLiga’s summit and travel to face their bitter rivals next weekend after hosting Real Sociedad on Saturday and the return with Juventus at Camp Nou next week.

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