Dirty Tackle - World Soccer

On Monday, Eric Abidal made his first brief appearance at Barcelona's training ground since he underwent surgery to remove a tumor from his liver on March 17. It appears the visit was just to show his teammates that he's doing better, thank them for all their well wishes and to bust on Gerard Pique for possibly using his arm to score the only goal in Barca's win over Villarreal on Saturday.

Pique, who celebrated his goal by flashing two fingers on each hand in tribute to Abidal (Barca's No. 22), said after the match that even he wasn't sure he controlled the ball with his chest or his upper arm before scoring off a corner kick. But Abidal seems to have made his ruling.

Video of Pique's goal against Villarreal right this way...

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