La Liga - Puyol in Copa final doubt

Mon, 18 Apr 14:41:00 2011

Barcelona defender and captain Carles Puyol is a doubt for the Copa del Rey final against Real Madrid on Wednesday after suffering a hamstring problem during the 1-1 La Liga draw with Los Merengues.

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Having just returned from a three-month lay-off with a knee injury, Puyol lasted just under an hour before pulling up in the first of four ‘Clasico’ matches in three weeks.

"I'll definitely be there," he told the club website. "But playing or not, I don't know.

"I felt very good on Saturday, with lots of enthusiasm and excitement. It's been three hard months that were very tough for me.

"It was the perfect place to make my comeback. In the first half I felt really good until I started having some problems."

Follow live text commentary of the Copa del Rey final on Wednesday as Barcelona face Real Madrid in Valencia.


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