BARCELONA, Spain (AP) – Barcelona says midfielder Andres Iniesta will be sidelined for three weeks with a muscle tear in his left thigh.
Iniesta was injured in the first half of Barcelona's 2-2 draw with Real Madrid in the Copa del Rey quarterfinals on Wednesday. Barcelona advanced 4-3 on aggregate score.
Barcelona also lost forward Alexis Sanchez during the game with a shoulder injury that will keep him out for one-to-two weeks.
Both players will miss Saturday's Spanish league match at Villarreal and the first leg of the Cope del Rey semifinals next week against either Valencia or Levante.