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Andrés Iniesta out of Barcelona team for Real Madrid return

With much negativity around the Catalan club right now, the news that one of their creative stars will miss the Bernabéu clash won't help. Sergi Roberto will replace him.

Andrés Iniesta.

Andrés Iniesta is out of the Spanish Super Cup second leg. The creative midfielder started the game at the Camp Nou and was substituted after 68 minutes but was not seen on Tuesday training with the rest of the team.

Iniesta replacement required

The Catalan club has since confirmed that the man from Fuentealbilla will not form part of the group players travelling to the Spanish capital with the injury to his right thigh. The likely player to replace him is Sergio Roberto, who came on in his place in the first leg and expected to line up alongside Rakitic. Another option would be Denis Suárez, with André Gomes also part of the group.

The silky skills of Iniesta will not be on show at the Bernabéu this time.
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The silky skills of Iniesta will not be on show at the Bernabéu this time.GORKA LEIZADIARIO AS

Real Madrid host their rivals with a 3-1 advantage after the first leg.

Barcelona squad: Ter Stegen, Cillessen, Semedo, Piqué, Rakitic, Busquets, Denis, Luis Suárez, Messi, Mascherano, Deulofeu, Alcácer, Alba, Digne, Sergi Roberto, André Gomes, Aleix Vidal, Umtiti, Aleñá.


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