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Spartak's Pareja Fit Again After Month Out

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Spartak Moscow defender Nicolas Pareja has returned to action after a month out with a calf injury, the club said Monday.

Spartak Moscow defender Nicolas Pareja has returned to action after a month out with a calf injury, the club said Monday.

The Argentina international missed four league games, as well as Spartak’s 3-2 defeat to Barcelona in the Champions League on Wednesday.

“The Spartak players had a training session at Tarasovka today. Encouragingly, Nicolas Pareja returned to the main group,” Spartak said in a website statement.

The announcement came on the same day as Spartak revealed midfielder Romulo could miss the rest of the season with a ruptured cruciate ligament.

Additionally, defender Jose Manuel Jurado hurt his hamstring in Spartak’s 3-1 win over FC Rostov on Saturday.

After the match, coach Unai Emery said Jurado could be out for three weeks. Spartak said he would undergo a medical examination Tuesday.

Midfielders Kirill Kombarov and Diniyar Bilyaletdinov are both set to return to full training Tuesday after minor injuries, the club said.