Barcelona's Alexis out 10-15 days with leg injury

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BARCELONA, Spain (AP) -- Alexis Sanchez will miss Barcelona's Champions League game against Bayer Leverkusen on Wednesday after injuring his leg in his team's 3-1 win over Sporting Gijon.

Alexis went on as a second-half substitute on Saturday and helped Barcelona secure the victory before tearing a muscle in his right leg that will sideline him for 10-15 days.

The forward played for Chile in a friendly against Ghana in Philadelphia on Wednesday and had time for only one training with Barcelona before the Spanish league game.

Alexis missed various games at the beginning of the season with a muscle injury.