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Barca says Vilanova absent for Cordoba clash

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Barcelona coach Tito Vilanova will miss Thursday's domestic cup clash with Cordoba at the Camp Nou as he seeks medical advice after an operation for cancer of the salivary gland, his assistant said. 

Barcelona's coach Tito Vilanova looks on during the Spanish league football match FC Barcelona vs RCD Espanyol at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona on January 6, 2013. Vilanova will miss Thursday's domestic cup clash with Cordoba at the Camp Nou as he seeks medical advice after an operation for cancer of the salivary gland, his assistant said.

The 44-year-old coach only returned to the dugout last Sunday for Barcelona's 4-0 win over city rivals Espanyol and admitted then that he might have to step away again during his treatment.

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