Barcelona confirm Javier Mascherano suffers calf injury during defeat to Juventus

Barcelona posted a brief statement on their official website saying the 32-year-old was experiencing soreness in his left calf and will be assessed, with no anticipated time of absence stated.

The Argentina international has made 35 appearances for Barcelona across all competitions this season, predominantly at centre-back, while he played at right full-back during Saturday’s 2-0 loss at Malaga.

Barca lie three points behind Real Madrid at LaLiga’s summit and travel to face their bitter rivals next weekend after hosting Real Sociedad on Saturday and the return with Juventus at Camp Nou next week.

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