Carles Puyol has played an official match at the Camp Nou after recovering from a knee injury.
Puyol came on in the 67th minute of the game with AC Milan as a substitute for Keita and was
welcomed with a huge ovation from the Camp Nou faithful. After several months on the sidelines
recovering from an knee injury, everybody involved in Barça was delighted to see the captain back
110 days since Wembley
Barça have been without Puyol since the Wembley final 110 days ago, when he came on
for the last two minutes of the 3-1 win. It was only a brief return after a long period of
treatment, and before that his last appearance had been on May 16 in the Champions League semi
final against Real Madrid.
Carles Puyol was immediately handed the captain’s armband by Xavi and played on the
left of a three-man defence alongside Mascherano and Alves.