Alba expected to be fit for Manchester City clash

The left-back sustained a thigh injury while playing for Spain on Thursday but Barcelona are confident he will be back to face the English side in the Champions League

Barcelona have announced that Jordi Alba will be sidelined for 10 days with a thigh injury, meaning he should be fit for the Champions League clash with Manchester City.

The left-back was forced off in the first half of Spain's 1-1 World Cup qualifying draw against Italy in Turin on Thursday after pulling up in discomfort.

Alba has since undergone tests that show he has sustained minor damage to his left hamstring, which will keep him out of the league meeting with Deportivo La Coruna next Saturday.

He should, however, be available for the Champions League group game against Pep Guardiola's City at Camp Nou the following Wednesday.

"Medical tests have confirmed that Jordi Alba has an elongation of the femoral biceps in his left thigh," a Barca statement reads. "The approximate time out will be 10 days."