Tito Vilanova travels to US for cancer treatment

Vilanova's trip means the Barca side will be directed by his assistant, Jordi Roura in Thursday's Copa del Rey tie, in which they take a 2-0 lead from the first leg to their Camp Nou Stadium.

updated: January 10, 2013 11:19 IST
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Madrid: Barcelona football coach Tito Vilanova has left for New York for a second opinion on the cancer he is suffering in his parotid gland.

The coach will not be with his side's Copa del Rey return leg against Cordoba on Thursday night, reports Xinhua.

Vilanova's return to the dugout Sunday to direct his side's 4-0 win against Espanyol less than three weeks after undergoing a cancer operation was the best news to come out of matchday 18 in the Spanish Primera Liga.

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