Barcelona: Leaders Barcelona will almost certainly be without Andres Iniesta for Saturday`s La Liga game at home to Valencia as he has not recovered sufficiently from a bruised pelvis, coach Luis Enrique said on Friday.
Midfielder Iniesta had to be replaced by Xavi eight minutes into the second half of Wednesday`s Champions League quarter-final first leg at Paris St Germain, after tangling with PSG midfielder Javier Pastore.
"He is much better but he didn’t train so in principle and barring a miracle he won’t be in the squad," Luis Enrique told a news conference.
Barca can go five points clear of second-placed Real Madrid, who host Malaga in a later kickoff, with a win at the Nou Camp, although it promises to be a tough match as Valencia are fourth and on a 10 match unbeaten run.
In his first season in charge, Luis Enrique`s side have a chance of repeating 2009`s treble of Champions League and Spanish league and Cup titles.