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Puyol blames media for Messi injury

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Barcelona captain Carles Puyol has blamed the Spanish media for Lionel Messi´s latest injury setback after he limped out of the 1-0 Champions League victory over Celtic with a thigh injury.

Barca coach Frank Rijkaard left the Argentinian forward out of Barcelona´s last game, a 4-2 defeat at Atletico Madrid in La Liga last Saturday, drawing widespread criticism from the Spanish media.

Now Puyol believes the media must accept the blame for his injury, saying: "The doctors spoke and said their was a risk of injury and you (the media) put pressure on him to play, saying that he always has to play. Now we´re all left to regret the decision."

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