Barca paying Puyol homage

Barcelona are today hosting an event to pay homage to veteran defender Carles Puyol, who is leaving the Catalan giants.

The 36-year-old made his first team debut for the Blaugrana in 1999 and has won six La Liga titles, three Champions Leagues and two Copas del Rey during his time at the club.

The player will leave Barca after their final match of the season against Atletico Madrid, a game which will decide whether they retain the League they won last year.

The event, which will begin at 12.30 BST at the Auditori 1899, will be attended by club President Josep Bartomeu and representatives of the Board of Directors.

This is in addition to Puyol himself, the Barca first team squad and coaching staff, friends and family of the player and other dignitaries.

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