Knee injury fells Ronaldinho

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Ronaldinho will miss Barcelona's La Liga match at Real Mallorca today with tendinitis in his left knee. The Brazilian, who came under fire after a poor performance in the recent 1-0 defeat against Real Madrid, also missed the King's Cup match against Alcoyano.

With two wins in eight away games, Barcelona need to reproduce their home form on the road. Striker Samuel Eto'o suggests that they might need to drop their passing game and adopt a more practical approach.

"It doesn't matter how we play," the Cameroon striker, who spent five seasons at Mallorca, said. "What I want is to win at all cost. What we need now is to win at every stadium."

Thierry Henry is available after recovering from headaches that prevented him from training earlier in the week.

Real Zaragoza's leading striker Diego Milito will miss tomorrow's match against Real Madrid at the Bernabeu after being sent off in the final minute of his side's King's Cup win over third division Pontevedra.

Real's Arjen Robben, who scored his first goal for the club against Alicante in midweek, hopes that the new year will see him rejuvenated after he missed much of the first part of the season because of injury.

"I'm ready to play more," the Dutchman said. "I need to play more and more and that's the only way I will become the sort of player I was before."

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