Soldado to miss Real clash

Monday 21st January 2013 15:25

Roberto Soldado: Has a thigh injury

Roberto Soldado: Has a thigh injury

Valencia's hopes of turning around their Copa del Rey quarter-final against Real Madrid have suffered a major blow after striker Roberto Soldado was ruled out of this week's second leg through injury.

Spain international Soldado suffered a thigh injury during Sunday night's 5-0 home mauling by Madrid in La Liga and, according to a statement on Valencia's website, will not be available for Wednesday's cup clash with his old club.

Madrid lead 2-0 from last week's first leg at the Bernabeu, with the winners of the tie facing either Barcelona or Malaga in the semi-finals.

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