FC Barcelona News: 13 September 2011; Barca Face Milan in Champions League Clash, Ibrahimović and Robinho Ruled Out

"You see that camera there? I'll be watching the whole game from that angle on my TV."

Guardiola: "Milan are coming –that says it all" | FCBarcelona.cat
Pep Guardiola reckons we are in for "a very attractive match" on Tuesday, because Milan: "have always been known for wanting to play the game". The boss also dismissed any fears that the Anoeta result would have a negative effect on his players.

La Liga - Ibrahimovic will miss Barcelona clash - Yahoo! Eurosport
"AC Milan announce that during today's training Zlatan Ibrahimovic felt pain in the adductor (groin) region," Milan said in a statement. "A clinical evaluation revealed a muscle injury that will prevent him joining the trip to Barcelona," the Italian champions added.

"We want to get back on the winning track again" | FCBarcelona.cat
Iniesta insisted: "the team is feeling really good and here we are starting the Champions League campaign at home against a powerful opponent. It’s important to start on the right foot and taste victory again. We will be doing so with the maximum motivation and excitement".

FCB-Milan. Did you know... | FCBarcelona.cat
The two met in the 1994 Champions League Final in Athens, when Johan Cruyff’s Barça lost 4-0 to Fabio Capello’s legendary team.

 

Arsene Wenger: Real Madrid and Barcelona are the benchmark - ESPN Soccernet
"I believe that this season, I see two teams that are above the rest - Real Madrid and Barcelona - and the rest have to catch up during the season," Wenger told The Guardian. "So for us, it's a new start because we are a new squad. What is at stake during the group stage for us is to show that we can go through.

Real Madrid boss Jose Mourinho to watch Dinamo Zagreb clash from his hotel - Goal.com
The 48-year-old watched the second-leg encounter against Barca from his hotel room and it seems he will employ the same tactic in the Croatian capital, due to his ban prohibiting him from access to the tunnel or technical area before or during the game. Mourinho's assistant Aitor Karanka will take charge of meeting the press and AS states that the former Inter boss will communicate with his coaching staff from his hotel room via phone and iPad.

Real Madrid clash is like a Champions League final for Dinamo Zagreb - Davor Suker - Goal.com
Davor Suker is eagerly anticipating Wednesday evening's Champions League encounter between Real Madrid and Dinamo Zagreb at Stadion Maksimir. The former Croatia international wore the jersey of Dinamo Zagreb from 1989 until 1991 before moving to Sevilla and eventually ending up at Real Madrid in 1996, and he is very pleased that two of his former teams are locking horns.

La Liga - Raul expects Real return after retirement - Yahoo! Eurosport
His agent, Gines Carvajal told Terra: "Raul will have some role at Real Madrid when he retires as a player. "Schalke offered Raul one more year. In truth, they offered that last year. It's not that we rejected it, but that we agreed to talk later because Raul wanted to know how the season would end and how we would approach the next one.

Knee trouble for Bilbao's Ander Herrera | LFP
The scan detected a tear to the internal meniscus and Herrera has been referred to a traumatologist who will decide what measures must be taken and whether the player will require surgery or not. Athletic meanwhile, will be without the 22-year-old for between four to six weeks.

 

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