Reyes out for three weeks
Sevilla midfielder Jose Antonio Reyes is set to be out of action for three weeks after he sustained a tendon injury against Espanyol. The news come as a blow to both club and player, after the veteran had picked up some impressive form over the turn of the year.
Meanwhile, full back Benoit Tremoulinas is still recovering from a knee injury he sustained back in November. His comeback is now expected to coincide with that of Reyes's, with the pair hoping to be at the call of Unai Emery by the end of February.
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Atletico Madrid midfielder Koke will miss Saturday's La Liga clash with Rayo Vallecano after suffering a knock against Barcelona in their recent Copa del Rey loss. Arda Turan may also miss the match, after suffering from several niggling injuries, while manager Diego Simeone is inclined to rest both of them in order to have them fully fit for next week's 2nd leg Copa del Rey tie against Barcelona at the Vicente Calderon.
Should neither midfielder play, Simeone will likely start Cani, who would be featuring his first match since making the move from Villarreal several weeks ago. Diego Godin is suspended due to yellow card accumulation.
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Isco misses Cordoba match
Real Madrid midfielder Isco will miss Saturday's league game at Cordoba due to a minor injury. The 22-year-old has been enjoying an excellent season, recovering well from last year's campaign that saw him spend far more time on the bench. James Rodriguez returned to training, while Real Madrid remain without Pepe and Luka Modric, who are each continuing their respective recoveries from injury.
Barcelona lose right-back Douglas
Barcelona have confirmed that Douglas Pereira faces up to a month on the sidelines with a hamstring injury. The right-back, who did not feature in the squad which travelled to Deportivo La Coruna on Sunday, picked up the knock in his left leg during a training session before the match. Douglas, a €4m signing from Sao Paulo in August, has made four appearances so far this season.
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Pepe suffers bruised ribs
Real Madrid defender Pepe is set to miss at least two games after picking up a rib injury as his team crashed out of the Copa del Rey to Atletico Madrid on Thursday. Pepe, who was twice beaten as Fernando Torres scored both Atletico's goals, had to leave the pitch during the second half after an apparently accidental collision with opposition midfielder Raul Garcia. The match finished 2-2, sending Atletico through 4-2 on aggregate to face Barcelona in the quarterfinals.
Postiga to have back surgery
Deportivo La Coruna says Portugal striker Helder Postiga will have surgery aimed to relieve pain in his back. The surgery is scheduled for Wednesday. The 32-year-old Postiga has scored two goals in 14 appearances in all competitions for Deportivo this season.
Neymar's nasty injury
Barcelona forward Neymar suffered a nasty blow to his ankle during his side's match against Atletico Madrid on Sunday night. The Brazilian, who scored the Catalan giants' first goal of the night, went down clutching his right ankle after feeling the full force of a strong challenge from Atletico centre half Jose Gimenez. The 22-year-old writhed around in agony on the floor with blood seeping through his sock, before being taken off the field for treatment. That wasn't to spell the end of Neymar's evening though, with him returning to the field after just a couple of minutes.
Valencia without Piatti and Alves
Valencia's Pablo Piatti and Diego Alves both limped away from Sunday's 2-1 win over Real Madrid with the Argentine midfielder ruled out for the next month with a muscle tear. Brazilian goalkeeper Diego Alves has been ruled out of this week's Copa del Rey tie against Espanyol and could miss this weekend's La Liga clash against Espanyol after suffering a knee sprain.
Cristoforo to miss six to seven months
Sevilla midfielder Sebastian Cristoforo will miss the next six to seven months after undergoing successful surgery on his left knee. The operation consisted of replacing the lateral ligament and strengthening the knee. A statement by the club confirmed operation went off without any complications and that the Uruguayan faces yet another long-road back, after having a similar surgery last season.
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Real Madrid could be without influential defender Sergio Ramos when they look to extend their 22-game winning run at Valencia on Sunday. The Spanish international played through a calf injury in a 2-0 win over San Lorenzo in the final of the Club World Cup two weeks ago. "Together we have taken the decision to evaluate after training and then take a decision," Real boss Carlo Ancelotti said on Saturday. "It is a different situation because he decided to force it to play in the final of the Club World Cup, but now is not the moment to risk it. If there is any risk, Ramos will not play."
Baba Diawara out up to three months
Getafe striker Baba Diawara is expected to miss the next three months after undergoing successful groin surgery on Friday. Baba has struggled with the injury for 18 months and the club and player finally decided that the best course of action was to go under the knife and have the problem properly corrected after several failed treatments.
Baba's injury comes as a blow to Getafe, who have just lost midfielder Angel Lafita for the remainder of the season due to a torn right ACL and Michel Herrero, who was just sold to Chinese side Guangzhou. However, Getafe were buoyed by the return of Sergio Escudero and Roberto Lago, who are both expected to feature in this weekend's clash against Rayo Vallecano.
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Marcelo could start against Valencia
Manager Carlo Ancelotti confirmed after Real Madrid's 4-2 loss to Milan that Marcelo was able to train in Valdebebas. The Brazilian left back is therefore aiming to start Sunday's match against Valencia, although Ancelotti could still play it safe and deploy Coentrao on Real's left wing. Marcelo picked up a muscle injury during Real Madrid's 2-0 win in the FIFA Club World Cup Final.