Iniesta optimistic of making final
Monday 11 May 2009
Barcelona midfielder Andres Iniesta expects to be fit for the Champions League final against Manchester United on 27 May, after having further tests on a thigh muscle injury today.
"I will be in Rome," Iniesta told reporters as he left the hospital. "It is a small tear that wasn't as bad as we thought. The enthusiasm I have to play in the final will help my recovery."
Iniesta, who scored the goal that took Barca past Chelsea in the Champions League semi-final last week, picked up the injury in the 3-3 Primera Liga draw at home to Villarreal on Sunday.
He has been ruled out of Wednesday's King's Cup final against Athletic Bilbao.
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