Dani Alves to miss Barca's Copa del Rey match due to injury

BY foxsports • December 14, 2014

Dani Alves has been ruled out of Barcelona's Copa del Rey clash with Huesca on Tuesday with a hamstring injury.

The Brazil international suffered the injury during Saturday's 0-0 draw at Getafe -- a match that represented Dani Alves' 200th La Liga appearance for Barca. Subsequently the fullback underwent treatment Sunday and he will definitely miss the Copa second-leg clash with Huesca at Camp Nou, a series Barca leads 4-0.

His availability for next weekend's league encounter with Cordoba is also uncertain.

"Dani Alves picked up a hamstring strain in Saturday night's draw against Getafe which will keep him out of Tuesday's cup game against Huesca," read a statement on Barca's official website. "The Brazilian fullback was given treatment for the injury during training this morning and his availability for next weekend's game remains in doubt."

Dani Alves has made 12 Liga appearances for a Barca side that sits four points adrift of first-place Real Madrid.

Luis Enrique's men, who had won their previous eight matches in all competitions, slipped four points behind Primera Division leaders Real Madrid after failing to find the breakthrough against mid-table Getafe. Barca came closest to finding the elusive goal a few minutes into the second half, when Lionel Messi curled a free-kick off the crossbar.

The Argentina international was handed a similar opportunity later in the half and this time managed to get his shot on target, but it was beaten away by Vicente Guaita. The visitors were unable to create any other clear chances, their only memorable efforts a skied shot from Xavi and a header from Messi that also cleared the bar.

The 34-year-old former Spain midfielder added: "We had three or four really good chances, especially the Messi free-kick onto the bar, but the ball didn't want to go in. We have to get back to the good way things were going until now."

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