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Real's Di Maria suffers muscle tear in training

Chelsea's Fernando Torres (L) challenges Fulham's Stephen Kelly (C) and Philippe Senderos during their English Premier League soccer match at Stamford Bridge in London December 26, 2011.

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Real Madrid's Argentina winger Angel Di Maria damaged a thigh muscle in Saturday's final training session of the year, the La Liga club said on its website.

Real did not indicate how long the 23-year-old would be sidelined or whether he would be available for Tuesday's King's Cup last-16, first leg at home to Malaga.

Di Maria has been a key player for Jose Mourinho's side this season, scoring four goals in La Liga and one in the Champions League and providing 12 assists.

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