FC Barcelona News: 21 February 2013; AC Milan Shock Barça at San Siro, Juvenil A Team Eliminated from NextGen Series

Claudio Villa

AC Milan - FC Barcelona: Magic needed at the Camp Nou (2-0) | FC Barcelona
The clash of titans at the San Siro has ended with AC Milan celebrating their 2-0 win over FC Barcelona as if they had won the title. First a goal from Boateng, following a blatantly obvious handball by Zapata, and then another from Muntari stunned a Barça side that failed to perform when it mattered most.

Roura: "We’re convinced that we’ll make it through to the next round in Barcelona" | FC Barcelona
"If any team deserves to have credit, it’s this one. We can make it through to the next round. These players will get the result." He added: "We’re convinced that we’ll make it through to the next round in Barcelona. We’re playing at home, the people will support us and the pitch will be in optimal condition."

Piqué: "We are FC Barcelona and we have to fight back" | FC Barcelona
Lastly, Piqué reiterated that Milan are a dangerous side and that his teammates never underestimated the Italian side. "It looked as though they were coming into the match as victims but we know this club, the history they have ... there are no excuses, the pitch, the referee, nothing, we have to work hard to fight back," said Piqué.

Deservedly beaten by an average set of players - where did it all go wrong for Barcelona? - Goal.com
This was Barcelona, but not as we knew it. The game's greatest group of players from the last five years produced a performance lacking in heart, soul, fight and ideas as they fell 2-0 to an average AC Milan side at San Siro on Wednesday, leaving Lombardy with their Champions League hopes in the balance.

Barcelona's director of football backs Alexis Sanchez to return to form | Sky Sports
"I do not know one player in the history of Barcelona that has arrived and always lived wonderful moments," he said. "To evaluate a footballer, it is important to look at his overall performance rather than just in the middle of the season."

Pele: Barcelona the ideal club for Neymar - ESPN FC
"The game is tougher in England, Italy and Germany because the referees usually let play go on. Barcelona would be ideal for him," the three-time World Cup winner said. "Santos need him and for that reason I don't think he should leave but if he must go it should be to Barcelona."

Tottenham and Chelsea Progress as Liverpool are Thrashed in NextGen Series - International Business Times UK
Chelsea were forced to stave off a second-half onslaught from Barcelona to claim their place in the final eight as the Catalan side desperately attempted to claw their way back into the game after Feruz had opened the scoring in the first half.

One game ban for Ramos | Football Espana
Sergio Ramos’ red card at the weekend has earned him a single game ban for Real Madrid, just as Tino Costa’s has for Valencia. Ramos was dismissed less than 20 minutes into his team’s 2-0 win over Rayo Vallecano in Week 24, for two bookable offences.

Real Madrid starlet Jese considers move - Yahoo! Eurosport UK
Winger Rodriguez has been compared to Cristiano Ronaldo after impressing with Real's B team, but has toiled to earn promotion to the senior squad under Jose Mourinho. The 19-year-old has netted 23 goals in 63 matches for Real Madrid B over the past two years, but is prepared to leave the Bernabeu to enhance his future prospects.

Ancelotti tipped to succeed Mourinho as Real coach - Yahoo! Eurosport UK
Paris newspaper Le Parisien claims the former Juventus, Milan and Chelsea manager Ancelotti is keen on the move to manage Real with his future at PSG up in the air. Ancelotti has yet to sign a new deal with PSG despite leading them to the top of Ligue 1 and the last 16 of the Champions League.

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