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LIGA BBVA | BARCELONA VS REAL ZARAGOZA

Piqué and Puyol return to Barça defence vs Zaragoza

Barcelona starting XI: Valdes; Montoya, Pique, Puyol, Alba; Song, Xavi, Iniesta; Pedro, Messi, Villa

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Piqué and Puyol return  to Barça defence vs Zaragoza

Barcelona host Real Zaragoza tonight with the aim of continuing their unstoppable run in the league, in which they have only dropped points on one occasion all season, a 2-2 draw with Real Madrid.

The big news for Tito Vilanova's side is that captain Carles Puyol returns to lead the defence with Gerard Piqué. The pair will be joined by Martín Montoya and Jordi Alba, with Dani Alves left on the subsutitutes bench.

Cesc Fàbregas is also rested for the game, with Xavi, Andrés Iniesta and Alex Song comprising the midfield, behind an attacking trident of Leo Messi, David Villa and Pedro Rodríguez.

Zaragoza coach Manolo Jiménez, meanwhile, has left Hélder Postiga on the bench, with Aranda starting in his place.

Barcelona starting XI: Valdes; Montoya, Pique, Puyol, Alba; Song, Xavi, Iniesta; Pedro, Messi, Villa

Substitutes: Pinto, Alves, Bartra, Mascherano, Dos Santos, Cesc, Tello.

Zaragoza starting XI: Roberto; Goni, Álvaro, Pinter, Paredes; Movilla, Apoño, Zuculini; Víctor Rodríguez, Montañés, Aranda

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