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Barcelona Coach Pep Guardiola Hospitalized

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Barcelona coach Pep Guardiola was admitted to hospital overnight for treatment on his back problem.

Guardiola has been suffering from acute lower back pain for the last few weeks but the problem has worsened in recent days and he was unable to attend team training on Tuesday.

Guardiola, 40, sat on the Barca bench for last night's 1-0 league victory at Valencia but the pain and discomfort was clear for everyone to see.

The post-match press conference was taken by his assistant Tito Vilanova. Guardiola will again be missing for today's training session.