Carles Puyol aims to play in Munich

Barca defender Carles Puyol could be the big surprise of the Barcelona squad for the first leg of the Champions League semi-final against Bayern Munich next week at the Allianz Arena.. Although second in command Jordi Roura dismissed it publicly a few days ago, the reality is that the Barcelona captain is forcing his recovery and looks like he’s in with a great chance of playing in the first leg. If he doesn’t make it for the first leg, he will most certainly be fit for the second leg at the Camp Nou.

carles puyol in training

Puyol underwent a knee arthroscopy last March 15. The aim was to remove a loose body and be able to play in the final stretch of the season. The medical report made ??public by the club at the time spoke of a period of between six and eight weeks away from the pitch.

The match against Bayern will be played when the player has been off the pitch for five weeks – a bit too tight for what the club had planned for him. However, the Barca captain has already shown many times before that he’s a specialist in proving the Barca doctors wrong concerning when they feel he should be able to play or not. This season alone, Puyol has done it on a couple of occasions.

Carles Puyol made it back onto the pitch before his scheduled reappearance after breaking his cheekbone in Pamplona. And he also accelerated his recovery from a dislocated elbow he suffered in the Champions League match played against Benfica in Lisbon. Puyol seems to be made of the same material as Leo Messi.

The captain is very optimistic about his presence next Tuesday at the Allianz Arena in Munich. It remains to see what the opinion of the doctors is and also if the coaching staff want to force the player.

The reality is that the team needs the captain’s presence on the field urgently considering that Tito Vilanova will be missing Mascherano, who was seriously injured in Paris, and Adriano, who is suspended for an accumulation of cards.

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    Valora en Barca captain Carles Puyol is aiming to be fit for next Tuesday’s crunch game against Bayern Munich at the Allianz Arena stadium in Munich. If Puyol doesn’t make it for the first leg, he will most certainly be fit for the s……