Puyol fit for Madrid match

Updated: 25 February 2007 10:37 IST

FC Barcelona captain Carles Puyol will play in this weekend's league match against Real Madrid despite a back problem.

Madrid:

FC Barcelona captain Carles Puyol will play in this weekend's league match against Real Madrid despite a back problem. Puyol trained apart from his teammates on Thursday, three days before the game against Barcelona's biggest rival at Santiago Bernabeu Stadium. The defender came off in the 74th minute of Wednesday's 1-0 Champions League defeat to Chelsea at Stamford Bridge. "In the first half I received a blow in my back and then my right leg started hurting,'' Puyol told the daily Mundo Deportivo. After six Spanish league games, Barcelona leads with 16 points, five more than fifth-place Madrid.(AP)

Topics : Football Barcelona Carles Puyol Saforcada Arsenal
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