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FC Barcelona News: 20 February 2013; Barça Train at San Siro, Malaga Lose to Porto in First Leg

Victor Fraile

Barcelona can leave door open but Milan will struggle to walk through | Football | The Guardian
Younger generations would disagree but speak to older Barcelona fans, or even players, and they will tell you that pessimism comes with the package. Silver linings so often have a cloud. Charly Rexach, a man who dedicated three decades to the club as player, coach and youth team director, the man who signed Messi on a napkin, expressed it best: at Barcelona there was always something.

Jordi Roura: "Milan are always frightening at the San Siro" | FC Barcelona
"They are a different team, they play a different way, and we’ll have to wait and see how they behave … But Milan are always frightening at the San Siro". He also confessed that he still hasn’t decided on his starting eleven and that he will be discussing the matter with Tito Vilanova and Aureli Altimira.

Training session at the San Siro | FC Barcelona
FC Barcelona’s first team trained this afternoon on the pitch of the San Siro ahead of tomorrow’s Champions League last 16 playoff against AC Milan. The last time the Blaugrana visited the Italian team’s stadium was only 328 days ago.

AC Milan v FC Barcelona: Statistics on Barça’s side | FC Barcelona
FC Barcelona have far more impressive stats in the Champions League games played so far than AC Milan. It is also no secret that the rival teams have very different approaches to the game, and the numbers back that up.

Milan v Barça: Did you know... | FC Barcelona
All three times that the sides have met over two legs in the European Cup it has been FC Barcelona that have gone though. They first crossed paths way back in 1959/60 (5-1 and 0-2), and in the UCL era they met in the semis of 2005/06 (0-1 and 0-0) and the quarters last year (0-0 and 3-1).

2,100 fans to accompany Barça at the San Siro | FC Barcelona
Barça will be accompanied by 2,100 fans this Wednesday in the away leg of the Champions League round of 16 at the San Siro. The majority of the Barça fans will arrive in Milan on their own, while 70 of them departed from the Camp Nou this Tuesday by motor coach.

How Johan Cruyff quit smoking to save his life and help create today's legendary Barcelona -
"Football has given me everything in this life; tobacco almost took it all away." The phrase belongs to Johan Cruyff, one of the game's great players, coaches, innovators and the man behind much of the magnificent modern-day Barcelona. But had he not quit smoking in 1991, the legendary team of today at Camp Nou may never have been born.

Which is the greatest football stadium in Europe? | Pitchside Europe - Yahoo! Eurosport UK
Stadiums were judged from the outside too, the location and the history. In America, history is what makes an old ballpark like Fenway Park or Wrigley Field so popular among the bigger, newer, corporate domes. Even the new builds try and ape the designs of the 1920s.

Joao Moutinho bags only goal for FC Porto against Malaga | Sky Sports Football
FC Porto will head to the Costa del Sol with a slender 1-0 lead after overcoming a stubborn Malaga side in the first leg of their UEFA Champions League last-16 clash. They kept up their impressive record of scoring in every game at the Estadio do Dragao this season thanks to Joao Moutinho's winner.

Valencia Suffer Adil Rami Injury Blow -
Los Che's centre-back is set to miss next week's Champions League round of 16 tie in Paris after tearing a hamstring during the Liga match against Mallorca over the weekend Valencia will be without Adil Rami for their Champions League last 16 second-leg match against Paris Saint-Germain.

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