Barcelona's Sergio Busquets & Gerard Pique doubtful for Real Madrid clash

The Spain internationals picked up injuries in Wednesday's international friendly against Italy and could be sidelined for a number of days with the Supercopa approaching
Barcelona coach Pep Guardiola may have to make do without the injured Gerard Pique and Sergio Busquets for the upcoming Spanish Supercopa first-leg against Real Madrid.

The duo sustained injuries in Spain's 2-1 international friendly loss against Italy on Wednesday and could be ruled out of action for Sunday's encounter at Santiago Bernabeu.

Pique picked up a knock in the dying minutes of the first-half and was forced to leave the pitch due to the knock. Busquets, who replaced Pique, managed to stay on the pitch until the final whistle, but complained about a knee problem after the game.

However, Spain's physio, Juan Cota, said to Sport that both players could feature if their injuries suffer no further ill-effects.

"Busquets was on the receiving end of a tackle and has a painful knee. Fortunately, it doesn't seem to be too serious. Pique has a muscular problem. He could be recovered in time for Sunday if nothing happens in the next few days."

The first-leg of the Spanish Supercopa tie takes place at Santiago Bernabeu this weekend, while the return will be held at Camp Nou three days later.