Adriano has not been cleared fit in time to feature for Barcelona in their Copa del Rey match with Cordoba tonight.

The Brazilian had returned to a stepped training routine this week and was initially included in the matchday squad for Thursday’s second leg Last 16 clash with the hope of some involvment.

However, medical staff at the club have decided that he cannot feature, as his recovery from his ankle injury is still ongoing and he reported still feeling discomfort in it.

Depending on the injury’s evolution in the coming days, the full-back could feature at the weekend, when Barca travel out to Malaga.

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