Pique doubtful for Betis clash

The Barcelona center back is struggling once again with his nagging groin problem, meaning he could be left behind for this weekend's trip to Seville

Barcelona defender Gerard Pique could miss Saturday's Liga clash with Betis because of a groin problem.

The Spain international has been struggling with the injury this season and, while he played all 90 minutes of Wednesday's Champions League win over AC Milan, the 26-year-old center back could be rested for the trip to Seville.

A statement on the club's website read: "Pique underwent tests [on Thursday] on his groin problem. Developments over the next few days will determine whether he is fit enough to be considered for selection against Betis at the weekend."

Barcelona currently leads La Liga, having dropped just two points over the course of the opening 11 matches of the season.