Rudiger to miss Roma's trip to Madrid


Roma will be without Antonio Rudiger for Tuesday's Champions League last 16 return leg at Real Madrid after the defender suffered a thigh injury.

Rudiger is set for a two-week stint on the sidelines after scans revealed a minor strain to his right thigh, ruling him out of the trip to Madrid, with Roma trailing 2-0.

The 23-year-old Germany international was hurt in Roma's 4-1 rout of Fiorentina in the Serie A on Friday.

Rudiger - on a season-long loan from German side Stuttgart - has made more than 25 appearances for Roma in all competitions this season, including the 2-0 loss at home to Madrid on February 17.

Roma midfielder Daniele De Rossi will also miss the clash in the Spanish capital.