Carles Puyol in line for Champions League return

Barcelona captain Carles Puyol is in line to make his long-awaited return from injury in the Champions League group clash with AC Milan in the Camp Nou on September 13. The Spanish international centre-back looks to have finally recovered from the problem with his left knee suffered in a match against Racing Santander back on January 23.

The news will be a welcome boost for Barca boss Pep Guardiola who has had to put together a makeshift central defence in recent weeks, with both Javier Mascherano and Sergio Busquets dropping back to fill the void left by the absence of Puyol and Gerard Piqu

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