Team News: Carles Puyol out for Barcelona

Carles Puyol
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Barcelona captain Carles Puyol misses his side's Champions League tie against Bayer Leverkusen with a knee injury.

Captain Carles Puyol has failed to recover from a knee injury in time for tonight's Champions League clash against Bayer Leverkusen.

His place in the side has been taken by Javier Mascherano, while Adriano fills in at left-back in place of Eric Abidal.

Pedro will partner Lionel Messi in attack.

Visiting Leverkusen have handed a start to winger Renato Augusto.

Barcelona: Valdes; Alves, Pique, Mascherano, Adriano; Busquets, Xavi, Cesc; Iniesta, Messi, Pedro

Leverkusen: Leno; Schwaab, Reinartz, Toprak, Kadlec; Castro, Bender, Rolfes, Renato Augusto; Kiessling, Derdiyok

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