Henry out of the squad
Thierry Henry will not participate for FC Barcelona in the first leg of the last 32 Copa del Rey encounter against Benidorm on Tuesday evening after suffering from gastric problems and Carles Puyol will take his place in the squad.
The French international will not travel down the coast for the Blaugrana’s first cup game of
the season. After visiting doctors on Tuesday, Henry was advised to rest for 24 hours in order to
recuperate from the gastric problems that he has been suffering and Pep Guardiola was advised that
the player would not be travelling.
Puyol called upon
Following a bad night, Henry went to Camp Nou, but it was determined that he could not play
and so Puyol was called up by Guardiola to complete the
. The Barça captain had been preparing for a midweek rest, but he will now be required to be
ready to play should his presence be needed.