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FC Barcelona News: 15 March 2013; Champions League Draw Completed, Nine Barça Players Called Up by Vicente Del Bosque

Harold Cunningham

Barcelona to face Paris Saint-Germain, Bayern Munich to take on Juventus - the Champions League quarter-final draw in full -
The Blaugrana are rewarded for their second-leg triumph against AC Milan with a last-eight tie against the French giants. Paris Saint-Germain will take on Barcelona in the standout tie of the Champions League quarter-finals after the draw at Uefa house in Nyon, Switzerland on Friday.

Paris Saint Germain Profile | FC Barcelona
Managed by Carlo Ancelotti, Paris Saint Germain boasts a squad packed with top class players, including Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Javier Pastore, Thiago Silva and Ezequiel Lavezzi. Leaders in the French league, no expense has been spared to construct a team capable of competing at the highest level in Europe.

Adriano set to sign new Barcelona contract - ESPN FC
"We are very near to reaching an agreement, but we do not have it yet," Affonso said. "Barcelona are making a very big effort. Barca want him to extend, and Adriano wants that too." There were a couple of minor points to iron out, Affonso revealed, but he expected a positive resolution within the next few weeks.

Víctor Valdés reaches 100 appearances in Champions | FC Barcelona
Víctor Valdés made his CL debut in a qualifying phase match on 14th August 2002. More than 10 years have passed since then and the Barça keeper has reached the impressive total of 100 games. Appearance number 100 came on Tuesday in the magical comeback against AC Milan which handed Barça a place in the quarterfinals.

Victor Valdes' agent says there have been no offers for Barcelona goalkeeper | Sky Sports
The agent of Barcelona goalkeeper Victor Valdes has denied reports linking the Spanish international with a move to Brazilian side Sao Paulo. The 31-year old has been at the Nou Camp since 2002 and has won five Primera Liga titles and three Champions League finals so far in his time there.

Training with an eye on Champions League draw | FC Barcelona
The first team returned to training on Friday morning at the Ciutat Esportiva, starting one hour early so that they can catch the Champions league draw at noon. The big news was the return of Marc Bartra, who was declared fully fit on Thursday and is available for selection by Jordi Roura for Sunday’s Liga fixture at the Camp Nou against Rayo Vallecano (21.00).

Dongou, Deulofeu and Joan Román: young, but very ready for the challenge | FC Barcelona
Young and talented, these two words perfectly sum up Barça B's current roster. FC Barcelona's reserve side has found the back of the net more times than any other team in Segunda A. The Blaugrana have scored 64 goals from 29 matches this season, 12 more than Almería, who have the second highest goal tally of the league.

De Gea, Isco, Negredo in Spain squad | Football Espana
Vicente del Bosque has pulled a few surprises out of the hat in naming Spain’s squad for their upcoming World Cup qualifiers. For the games at home to Finland on March 22 and away to France on March 26, Del Bosque has omitted the likes of Carles Puyol, Fernando Torres and Javi Martinez.

Spain continue to lead Fifa ranking -
The reigning world and European champions continue to lead the ranking ahead of Germany, Argentina, England and Italy. Spain continue to hold a comfortable lead over second-placed Germany in the Fifa ranking, with Argentina occupying the third podium spot.

Benzema agent dismisses PSG talk - ESPN FC
Karim Benzema's agent has dismissed speculation linking the Real Madrid striker with a summer move to big-spending Paris Saint-Germain. Reports over the last year have suggested that the Qatari-backed Paris club could move for the €30 million-rated France international.

Adrian: I want to renew at Betis | Football Espana
Real Betis goalkeeper Adrian has handed the club a boost with the declaration that he would like to sign a new contract. Rumours have been growing that delays in talks over a renewal since December were a sign that the 26-year-old was set to leave in the summer, with his current deal set to expire in June.

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