Barcelona's Tito Vilanova hopeful of Sergio Busquets recovery

Sergio Busquets
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Tito Vilanova is still uncertain whether midfielder Sergio Busquets will be able to start Barcelona's Champions League clash against Bayern Munich on Wednesday.

Barcelona coach Tito Vilanova hopes that midfielder Sergio Busquets can recover from his groin injury in time for their Champions League clash against Bayern Munich.

However, fellow midfielder Javier Mascherano has been completely ruled out of the semi-final second leg at Camp Nou on Wednesday.

"Sergio Busquets and some others are still suffering from minor injuries," Vilanova told reporters on Tuesday. "We will see after the training session if Busquets is fit to play.

"Javier Mascherano will not be able to play tomorrow. He needs six weeks to recover and only four have gone by, so he will not be in the team."

Barcelona lost the first leg 4-0 at the Allianz Arena in Munich last week.

Barcelona coach Tito Vilanova during the Champions League match against Bayern Munich on April 23, 2013
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