La Liga: Barcelona's Sergio Busquets' fractured toe puts him out of action for three weeks
Busquets' injury comes at a bad time too for Spain, with coach Julen Lopetegui due to announce on Friday his squad for friendlies against Germany and Argentina.
Barcelona: Barcelona midfielder Sergio Busquets will be out for around three weeks with a fractured toe and faces a race to be fit for next month's Champions League quarter-finals.
Busquets hobbled off in the 61st minute of Barca's 3-0 win over Chelsea on Wednesday as Lionel Messi's double sealed a 4-1 victory on aggregate. Ousmane Dembele was also on target at the Camp Nou.
The Catalans will discover on Friday their last eight opponent, with the first leg scheduled for 3 or 4 April, leaving Busquets a maximum of 21 days to recover.
Busquets' injury comes at a bad time too for Spain, with coach Julen Lopetegui due to announce on Friday his squad for friendlies against Germany on 23 March and Argentina on 27 March.
A Barcelona statement on Thursday read, "The tests performed have confirmed that the player of the first team Sergio Busquets has a fracture in the phalanx of the fifth right toe with a wound. His approximate absence is three weeks."
Matheus Cunha and Rodrigo De Paul were both on target as Atletico Madrid pulled six points clear of Real Betis in fifth.
Liverpool beat Chelsea on penalties in the FA Cup final to complete the second leg of a potential quadruple.
Defender Ronald Araujo had to be taken away in an ambulance in the 64th minute of the match after he collided with teammate Gavi head on.