Injured Puyol to miss Champions League game

Madrid: Barcelona defender Carles Puyol is set to miss Wednesday`s Champions League second leg clash with German Bundesliga side Bayer Leverkusen because of a groin injury.

Puyol joins teammates Frenchman Eric Abidal, Chilean wing Alexis Sanchez and long-term injury victims David Villa and Dutch international Ibrahim Afellay on the sidelines.

Barcelona hold a 3-1 first-leg lead over their German opponents.

IANS