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Barcelona’s Adriano doubtful for Spanish Super Cup

August 26, 2013

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Barcelona says defender Adriano is doubtful for Wednesday’s second leg of the Spanish Super Cup after injuring his right leg.

The Spanish club says Adriano “strained a muscle in his right leg” after scoring the winner in Sunday’s 1-0 victory over Malaga. He was substituted at halftime of the Spanish league game.

Barcelona hosts Atletico with the Super Cup poised at 1-1 after the first leg.

Barcelona may also be without forward Lionel Messi, who missed Sunday’s match with a left thigh bruise.

Adriano has proven prone to muscle injuries throughout his three previous seasons with Barcelona.

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