Champions League: Injured Pique to miss Barca, Kiev clash

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Barcelona centre-back Gerard Pique will miss Tuesday’s crucial Champions League clash against Dynamo Kiev a calf injury, the club said on Sunday.

“Tests this morning confirmed first-team player Gerard Pique has a right calf strain and will be out for the forseeable future,” the club said on their website.

The statement did not say how long Pique was expected to be out.

Pique limped in the 70th minute on Saturday as Barcelona drew 1-1 at home against Alaves in La Liga in the team’s first outing since the sacking of Ronald Koeman. He was replaced by Clement Lenglet. The result left Barcelona ninth in the table.

Barcelona are third in Champions League Group E after losing their first two games 3-0 to Bayern Munich and Benfica and then beating Kiev 1-0, a goal Pique, at the Nou.

They have three points, one behind Benfica.