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FC Barcelona News: 19 February 2013; 20 Players Make Milan Trip, Celta Vigo Hire New Coach

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Manuel Queimadelos Alonso

20 players in Barça squad for Milan trip | FC Barcelona
Jordi Roura has called up 20 players for the first leg of the Champions League last 16 tie against AC Milan on Wednesday. The players will travel to Italy on Tuesday and train in Milan on Tuesday evening.

Pedro: "The Round of 16 has always been difficult for us" | FC Barcelona
FC Barcelona returns to the Champions League after a two month hiatus. Two days before the away leg of the round of 16 against AC Milan, Pedro Rodríguez talked about how the team is preparing for the game against the Italians. "We’re very eager to get back to playing in this competition against a difficult rival like AC Milan."

Dani Alves: "Barça’s values make it unique" | FC Barcelona
Alves is clear that he certainly is part of a great team: "(the Club) has got values that virtually no other club has, and that’s what makes it unique. Every one of us in this Barcelona side today should feel privileged. Playing for this club is good for your health, good for everything, and you really find out what human, footballing and competitive values are all about."

Cesc Fàbregas and Mathieu Flamini, face to face | FC Barcelona
"Winning titles and playing big matches isn’t one of the best things about football, it’s about making good friends along the way. I’ve had the opportunity to get to know Mathieu and he’s become one of my greatest friends in the sport," said Cesc Fàbregas on his ex-teammate Mathieu Flamini, who currently plays for AC Milan.

Bojan Krkic: "This is more than just a game" | FC Barcelona
Bojan Krkic, who scored 41 goals for the Blaugrana in 163 appearances, told www.acmilan.com that this Wednesday’s match at the San Siro will be an emotional one for him. "It’s a special game for me but I don’t want to think too much about what feelings I have inside, I just want to concentrate on the game and on the 90 minutes of football that awaits us."

Malaga are the best debutants in history - our expert panel debate the Champions League last 16 - Goal.com
"Malaga are the best debutants in Champions League history, and to be perfectly honest it's a miracle they've got this far considering their off-field tribulations. "Their success is down to Pellegrini," he continued, "his reputation was unfairly tainted at Real Madrid."

Athletic Bilbao defender Fernando Amorebieta 'in talks' with Arsenal | Sky Sports
Athletic Bilbao defender Fernando Amorebieta's agent claims he has held talks with Arsenal regarding a summer move. Amorebieta is out of contract at the end of the season and he has failed to agree terms with Bilbao over an extension at San Mames.

Celta Vigo appoint Resino after sacking Herrera - Yahoo! Eurosport UK
"Celta have signed up Abel Resino as the new manager," a club statement said. "The club want to transmit their full gratitude to Paco Herrera for his great work in recent seasons and for the unforgettable promotion to the first division achieved in the past year."


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