Camp Nou Crisis

November 6, 2006
By Phil Ball
It hasn't been a great week for Barcelona. Deprived of a win over Chelsea in injury-time, in a game during which the normally calm and affable Rijkaard appeared to be losing it, they landed in Coruña on Friday afternoon to prepare for the game against Deportivo on Saturday - only to learn as they left the plane that the father of Carles Puyol had been killed in an industrial accident. Puyol took the call on the tarmac, then returned straight away to Barcelona.

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