Gerard Piqué and Carles Puyol were Barça’s centre back duo this evening against Zaragoza. The two centre backs, both of whom have been plagued with injuries this season, have only played twice together this year before tonight’s match. Mascherano, Alex Song, Bartra and even Sergio Busquets were the men selected by Tito Vilanova to cover the absences left by the two Catalans.

When Puyol and Piqué play, Barça win

FC Barcelona have won all three points in their La Liga matches when Puyol and Piqué feature for the team. The first match was away to Osasuna, Barça won by a slim one-goal advantage (1-2) on August 26. Barça also defeated Getafe at the Coliseum on September 15. Tito Vilanova’s men scored four times against, but Puyol picked up an injury and wasn’t able to finish the match.

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