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Carles Puyol fears repeat of 2012 Barcelona match against Chelsea

The ESPN FC panel explain why beating Chelsea is just another hurdle for Barcelona in their quest to reclaim Europe's top prize. Former Barcelona defender Carles Puyol fears Chelsea could try and copy their 2012 blueprint for winning at the Nou Camp to again knock his former team out of the Champions League. Barca host Antonio Conte's Blues on Wednesday night in the second leg of...
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The lasting lessons of England's 2006 World Cup team for 2018

The problem with England’s starting 11 heading into the 2006 World Cup quarterfinal matchup against Portugal wasn’t a lack of talent. Rather, it was the opposite: too much talent, specifically at one position. Attacking midfielders Frank Lampard and Steven Gerrard came off seasons where they combined for 43 goals for Chelsea and Liverpool, and they were paired with each other in...
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December 01, 2017  |  Discuss

Barcelona defender Puyol signs 3-year extension

Barcelona defender Carles Puyol has signed a three-year contract extension that will likely see him finish his career at his boyhood club. The 34-year-old Spain international says ''I am very happy - my plan was to stay on here for as many years as I could.'' Puyol's contract was set to run out at the end of this season. Puyol debuted with Barcelona's first team in 1999. He has...
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January 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Puyol: No problem over new deal

Captain Carles Puyol wants to stay at Barcelona until he retires - and insists there will be no problem in agreeing a new deal with the club. Puyol's current contract only runs until next summer but after a difficult few months during which he missed the European Championships due to a knee injury, the 34-year-old defender is desperate to get back onto the field of play for the...
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July 31, 2012  |  Discuss

Puyol: Everything OK after knee surgery

Barcelona defender Carles Puyol says his knee operation went well. Puyol wrote on his Twitter feed after undergoing surgery to his right knee on Saturday, saying ''I'm in my room after the operation. Everything OK.'' The 34-year-old Puyol is set to miss Barcelona's Copa del Rey final against Athletic Bilbao on May 25 and Spain's title defense at the European Championship as he...
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May 12, 2012  |  Discuss

Carles Puyol set to miss Euro 2012

Barcelona defender Carles Puyol is set to undergo knee surgery, ruling him out of Spain's title defense at the European Championship . Puyol felt discomfort in his right knee in Barcelona's 4-0 victory over Espanyol last Saturday, and medical tests have led the 34-year-old to opt for an arthroscopic operation. Barcelona said on Tuesday that the surgery will be performed on Saturday...
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May 08, 2012  |  Discuss

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