Injured Dzyuba out for Barca clash
The 6 foot 4 inches striker appeared to have hurt himself in training before Saturday’s 1?1 draw against FC Volga in which he played no part.
Dzyuba has been used sparingly this season under new Spartak coach Unai Emery, playing a total of 40 minutes in Champions League games to date.
“His recovery will take no less than a week,” Spartak said in a website statement.
The Russian side are also without midfielder Diniyar Bilyaletdinov, who underwent groin surgery in Germany this week, and goalkeeper Artem Rebrov, who strained a shoulder against Volga.
Barcelona forward Alexis Sanchez is out of the match with a foot injury.
Barcelona top Group G with nine points and can seal qualification with a win here while Spartak desperately need a victory to retain any chances of advancing. Barcelona scraped past Spartak 3?2 in their September opener at Camp Nou.