Barca confirm Montoya fracture

Barcelona have confirmed that defender Martin Montoya picked up a cheekbone fracture in Saturday’s 2-0 win over Eibar.

However, the 23-year-old right-back is expected to return to full training within the next few days, although he will be forced to wear a protective mask to join in with the group sessions.

Montoya picked up the injury in a clash with Borja Fernandez, whose elbow caught him in the face, and tests after the match at Ipurua revealed he had suffered the fracture.

The Spain Under-21 international had been handed a start in Luis Enrique’s line-up as Dani Alves was serving a suspension following his red card against Rayo Vallecano last week.

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