Duo still doubtful for Barca
Ibrahimovic and Messi may be forced to sit out of 'El Clasico'
By Richard Bailey. Last Updated: November 27, 2009 1:59pm
Messi: Doubtful for Real clash
Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Lionel Messi remain doubtful for 'El Clasico' with Real Madrid at the Camp Nou on Sunday.
The pair are said to be 'recuperating well' but Barcelona refused to confirm whether the duo would face Los Blancos.
Messi picked up a leg injury during the 1-1 draw with Atheltic Bilbao last weekend and was subsequently left on the bench for the must-win UEFA Champions League clash with Inter on Tuesday.
Ibrahimovic was also on the bench against his former club Inter having failed to shrug off a persistent thigh injury although coach Josep Guardiola was determined to only use the duo if necessary.
Guardiola will want at least one of his star turns fit to face arch rivals Real at the weekend with Madrid one-point clear of the Catalans at the top of La Liga.