Team News: Carles Puyol out of Barcelona lineup

Carles Puyol
© PA Photos
Carles Puyol is out of Barcelona's starting lineup against AC Milan due to a suspected knee problem.

Carles Puyol has been left of Barcelona's starting lineup to face AC Milan in the Champions League at Camp Nou this evening.

The Spanish centre-back is struggling with a knee problem but has been deemed fit enough for a place on the bench.

This means that Daniel Alves, Gerard Pique, Javier Mascherano and Jordi Alba will form a back four for Barca, who head into tonight's last-16 second-leg clash 2-0 down from the first leg played at the San Siro last month.

Lionel Messi will play alongside David Villa and Pedro in attack for the Blaugrana.

Milan, who are without the injured Giampaolo Pazzini, will have M'Baye Niang, Stephan El Shaarawy and Kevin-Prince Boateng as their three forwards.

Barcelona: Valdes; Alves, Pique, Mascherano, Alba; Xavi, Busquets, Iniesta; Villa, Messi Pedro

AC Milan: Abbiati; Abate, Zapata, Mexes, Constant; Flamini, Ambrosini, Montolivo; Niang, Boateng, El Shaarawy

Carles Puyol
Read Next:
Team News: Puyol returns for Barcelona
>
You May Like
Recomended from Sports Mole



Tables
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Leganes11001013
2Valencia11001013
3Athletic Bilbao00000000
4Atletico MadridAtletico00000000
5Barcelona00000000
6Celta Vigo00000000
7Deportivo La CorunaDeportivo00000000
8EibarEibar00000000
9Espanyol00000000
10Getafe00000000
11GironaGirona00000000
12Levante00000000
13Malaga00000000
14Real Betis00000000
15Real Madrid00000000
16Real Sociedad00000000
17Sevilla00000000
18Villarreal00000000
19AlavesAlaves100101-10
20Las PalmasLas Palmas100101-10