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Striker Van Persie out due to injury

The Netherlands striker Robin van Persie will miss the last-16 second leg Champions League clash against Barcelona with a knee injury, Arsenal said on Tuesday.
Agencies | By HT Correspondent, London
UPDATED ON MAR 02, 2011 01:10 AM IST

The Netherlands striker Robin van Persie will miss the last-16 second leg Champions League clash against Barcelona with a knee injury, Arsenal said on Tuesday.

Van Persie was injured when scoring the equaliser in the English League Cup final on Sunday, which Arsenal lost 2-1 to Birmingham City.

Tough test for Barca

barcelona: Barcelona defender Dani Alves believes his side are getting better each season after opening up a seven-point lead at the top of the La Liga table but they face a tough test away to Valencia on Wednesday. Second-placed Real Madrid saw a glimmer of hope as Barca appeared to struggle in recent weeks but at the weekend they rediscovered their form against Mallorca.

Official arrested

Chennai: A senior official of TN Boxing Association was arrested on sexual harassment charges filed by a woman pugilist. AK Karunakaran, general secretary, TN Boxing Association was arrested under different sections of IPC, including outraging the modesty.

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