After a series of thrilling performances, Barcelona have been handed a further boost with Ronaldinho added to their squad for the Champions League clash with Stuttgart.

The Brazilian has missed the last three games for Barca with injury, but coach Frank Rijkaard has decided the time is right to bring him back into his squad.

Fit-again captain Carles Puyol said: "I do not understand the criticism against him, because Ronaldinho is genuine, is most important, is the flag of Barca.

"We all have good and bad days, but he has never hid and always fights for the team."