BARCELONA, SPAIN - OCTOBER 15: Carles Puyol of FC Barcelona reacts during the La Liga match between FC Barcelona and Real Racing Club at Camp Nou on October 15, 2011 in Barcelona, Spain. Barcelona won 3-0. (Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images)
"I’m convinced that the Camp Nou will be full, the fans have always been on our side and they won’t let us down. It’s always important to not concede goals; even more so at home. We have to play a very serious defensive match. Up top, we have to move the ball around with pace and score as soon as possible, even though we know it won’t be easy"
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Pep Guardiola said that his team is "very excited with the prospect of staying in the Champions League," and he believes that Milan will score and that his team must find the way to create as many goalscoring chances as possible. The situation is simple. Whoever wins will go to the semifinals. We have to win the match. I perceive that Milan will score"
Ambrosini calls for united front from Milan – UEFA.com
"Tomorrow we will have to be brave. If you let them control the ball, you know what will happen. But anything can happen in football. In the group stage we played well for half an hour, then we played badly, but we scored a goal at the end [in the 2-2 draw in September]. It isn't a question of zonal marking, it's a question of attitude; it's about the team's attitude in defence and attack. Either you play as a team against Barcelona or you have no chance."
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"We have not had too much time to prepare for the game tactically because we have been playing every three days," said the Italian. "We will do it tonight in Barcelona. In any case we played against them just last week and we are ready. Barcelona are still the best side in the world, but there will be some crucial moments tomorrow night that we have to make the most of. I expect Barca to be at their best.
Barcelona fear the brooding presence of Milan's Zlatan Ibrahimovic | Football | The Guardian
As for Barcelona, they must watch out for Messi's former striker partner, a man forced from the Camp Nou. The threat is Zlatan Ibrahimovic. Towering over 6ft, a brooding and menacing presence, he casts a long shadow here. The manner of his dethroning and his departure, his bitterness since, has given this game edge and intrigue. It also gives Barcelona's defence a challenge. The Swede was no failure in his only season in Spain – he scored 22 times – but Messi's progression meant his eclipse. He has a score to settle.
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"Do we believe? Absolutely, we drew three matches against them, Barcelona had difficulties against us, we are going to play a good quarterfinal", as Adriano Galliani said before leaving for Barcelona where Milan will contend with the Catalan team for a position in the semifinal. "If we have Pato and Abate this time? The Brazilian was there also in the first match and scored a goal, too
20 players named to the squad ahead of the Barça-Milan clash | FC Barcelona
However, Xavi Hernández did not train with the team today. Guardiola, during the pre-match press conference, said: "he’s been having issues with his calf muscle for the past two days, we decided to not run any risks by making him train. He’ll undergo further tests tomorrow morning. He’s been named to the squad, which means that he could play."
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"While knowing that Bayern are very strong opponents, we still believe in ourselves, we still believe in our qualities and in our chances. Tomorrow we will try everything to perhaps still accomplish the impossible," said Mandanda, captain of the Ligue 1 club.
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The win for Sevilla sees Michel's side move up into eighth place and keeps them in the hunt for a European qualifying spot. Alvaro Negredo, Manu and Jesus Navas were on target for the hosts in the second half, while Tomer Hemed grabbed a late consolation for Mallorca, who remain in 13th place after defeat.