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Barcelona's Neymar tweaks leg muscle before CL match

LEVERKUSEN, GERMANY - DECEMBER 08: Lionel Messi speaks to Neymar during a FC Barcelona training session on the eve of the UEFA Champions League groupe E match against Bayer Leverkusen at BayArena on December 8, 2015 in Leverkusen, Germany. (Photo by Lars Baron/Bongarts/Getty Images,)

LEVERKUSEN, GERMANY - DECEMBER 08: Lionel Messi speaks to Neymar during a FC Barcelona training session on the eve of the UEFA Champions League groupe E match against Bayer Leverkusen at BayArena on December 8, 2015 in Leverkusen, Germany. (Photo by Lars Baron/Bongarts/Getty Images,)

BARCELONA, Spain -- Barcelona striker Neymar has tweaked a leg muscle a day before the Champions League titleholders visit Bayer Leverkusen.

Barcelona says Neymar picked up a ''small'' muscle injury in his left leg during team practice on Tuesday. The club says the speed of his recovery will determine when he returns to the pitch.

Barcelona has already won its qualifying group and has a place in the round of 16.

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Barcelona hosts Deportivo La Coruna in the Spanish league on Saturday. It then heads to Japan to play the Club World Cup.

Neymar has 16 goals for Barcelona this season, second only to Luis Suarez's 19.