Cesc wants to avoid op

The talented midfielder sustained the fracture, while on international duty for Spain.

“There is a fracture but it has not come away from the main partition in the nose,” he told EFE.

“After the game it was pretty swollen but I hope this will not prevent me from playing.

“We will have to see if it continues being okay and that I don’t need an operation.

“I don’t even know how it happened really, I started going for goal and I do not know if it was a punch or a knee from a Belgian defender but it was a heavy blow.”