Injury lay-off for Negredo

Sevilla striker Alvaro Negredo has been ruled out for three weeks with a hamstring injury.

The Rojiblancos' top scorer came off late in Sunday's 5-1 win over Real Betis and the club revealed tonight he was set to miss their upcoming matches against Atletico Madrid, Espanyol and Valladolid.

"The striker suffered a torn left hamstring and will be out for around three weeks," a statement on the club's website read.

Negredo has scored seven league goals in 12 starts this season.