MADRID, Jan 15 (Reuters) - French daily Le Monde has been ordered by a Spanish court to pay Barcelona €300,000 in compensation for linking the club with the doctor at the centre of the Operation Puerto doping investigation.Barcelona said the ruling from a Barcelona court also stated that Le Monde should publish a correction about the articles, which appeared in the paper on Dec. 7 and 8 in 2006, in its printed and online editions and in two leading Catalan dailies. 'The verdict satisfies Barcelona's desire for the publication of a correction of the articles which will deny any links between Barcelona and Eufemiano Fuentes and deny any links between the club and any doping practices,' the club said in a statement on Tuesday. Le Monde have the right to appeal against the ruling to a higher court. Barca and fellow Primera Liga sides Real Madrid, Real Betis and Valencia, who were also mentioned in the articles, have also denied having any relationship with Fuentes. Fuentes was accused of committing offences against public health after raids on addresses in Spain in May 2006 found large quantities of anabolic steroids, laboratory equipment used for blood transfusions and more than 100 bags of frozen blood. Last March, a Spanish judge ruled that although there had been clear evidence of doping practices, Fuentes had not been guilty of offences against public health. The state prosecutor has appealed against the decision.