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09.11.2007 11:46

Zambrotta replaces Márquez in the squad


Rafa Márquez has been left out of the squad to face Getafe after failing to recover from a calf strain and has been replaced by Gianluca Zambrotta, after he missed the game against Rangers in midweek.

QM3D5096.JPGThe Mexican international suffered the injury during the warm-up for the Champions League encounter against the Scottish outfit on Wednesday evening and has been unable to shake it off in time to make the trip to Madrid. Márquez trained on the pitch in front of La Masia on Friday and had a late fitness test, but Frank Rijkaard preferred not to risk him. When he will be back in action will be determined by doctors over the next few days and he could be available for the game in Alcoy on Tuesday.

To bolster the defence, Rijkaard has recalled Zambrotta to the squad after a slight injury meant that he was not chosen for the visit of Rangers, but he has since been given the green light to play by club medics.

Iniesta ready

QM3D5085.JPGThere was good news for the Blaugrana as Andrés Iniesta was told he was fit after the blow to the knee that he suffered in midweek is not serious and he trained without any problems in the behind closed doors session in Camp Nou on Friday morning.
Zambrotta replaces Márquez in the squad
The squad
Valdés, Jorquera, Zambrotta, Puyol, Thuram, Milito, Oleguer, Abidal, Sylvinho, Touré Yaya, Xavi, Iniesta, Gudjohnsen, Giovani, Bojan, Ronaldinho, Henry, Messi.

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