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The creative midfielder is facing one month on the sidelines after sustaining an injury in the match against the Serie A champions and will miss the upcoming five games

Barcelona playmaker Andres Iniesta will be out for the next four weeks after suffering a tear to his hamstring in the Champions League opener against AC Milan.

The Spain international was forced off five minutes before the break, being replaced by compatriot Cesc Fabregas as Barcelona were held to a 2-2 draw at Camp Nou.

Iniesta is set to miss Barcelona's next five matches, including La Liga clashes against Valencia and Atletico Madrid and the Champions League tie at BATE.

This is the second injury blow for Barcelona coach Pep Guardiola in the space of days, as Alexis Sanchez was ruled out for the next eight weeks after picking up a hamstring injury in the 2-2 draw at Real Sociedad at the weekend.

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