Puyol in Barca squad for Betis clash

The 35-year-old has not been passed fit for Saturday's match but has still been named in Gerardo Martino's 19-man party
Barcelona have named veteran skipper Carles Puyol in their squad for Saturday's match against Real Betis at Camp Nou.

The Blaugrana lost centre-back Gerard Pique to injury during the 1-1 Champions League draw with Atletico Madrid, while the likes of Jordi Alba and Victor Valdes will also be missing.

The 35-year-old has been suffering with a knee injury and is yet to receive medical clearance to play this weekend, but Barca have included him in their 19-man party anyway.

The team had their final training session on Friday morning and Puyol, along with Isaac Cuenca, who has also been suffering with an injury, practised with his colleagues.

Meanwhile, Barca B keeper Jordi Masip also trained with the first XI regulars, but Oier Olazabal retains his place in the squad as back-up for Jose Pinto, who is deputising for Victor Valdes.