Athletic suffer double Barca blow

Athletic Bilbao have suffered a double blow on the personnel front as Raul Garcia and Aritz Aduriz will both miss next week's visit of Barcelona in La Liga.

Garcia was forced off just half an hour into Saturday's 2-0 defeat at Sevilla, and Athletic promptly announced “a sprain to the medial side of his left knee, pending further tests and developments” on their official website.

However, there are fears the midfielder could be out for a significantly-longer period as the same message was posted about Iker Muniain last season, the winger ultimately spending eight months on the sidelines with a cruciate ligament tear.

Los Leones' top goalscorer Aduriz, meanwhile, accumulated a fifth yellow card against Sevilla to force an automatic, one-game ban.