Barcelona's Andres Iniesta will miss the club's games against Getafe and Spartak Moscow after suffering a hamstring strain.
The midfielder has returned from Spain's international engagement with Georgia injured and the prognosis is at least 10 to 15 days out. He will therefore be unavailable for Saturday's La Liga clash with Getafe and the Champions League opener against Spartak at Camp Nou a week today.
Tito Vilanova's dilemma is to whether to move Cesc Fabregas into Iniesta's role or trust in new boy Alex Song.
Jordi Alba has a fever so is also a doubt for Saturday, but Carlos Puyol will feature sporting a new range of face mask designed to protect his fractured cheek.