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FC Barcelona News: 10 April 2013; Lionel Messi Feels "Good" in Training, Real Madrid Advance, Málaga Crash Out

David Ramos

Messi trains with the team | FC Barcelona
The FC Barcelona players trained at the Ciutat Esportiva ahead of tomorrow’s Champions League clash with Paris Saint-Germain. One of the players that trained under Tito Vilanova’s orders was Leo Messi. Previously, during the pre-match press conference, Jordi Roura announced that Messi’s recovery "was positive."

Roura: "Only victory guarantees us a spot in the semi-finals" | FC Barcelona
"We have to approach the match with maximum intensity and maximum ambition. We can’t sit on our advantage. We need to start the match with the singular purpose of winning, that’s the only way we can guarantee ourselves a spot in the semi-finals of the Champions League for the sixth year in a row," said Jordi Roura during this afternoon’s press conference at the Ciutat Esportiva.

Iniesta: "We’ll play against Paris Saint-Germain as if it were a final" | FC Barcelona
Andrés Iniesta, winner of three Champions League titles, is acutely aware of how important tomorrow’s Champions League quarter-final match against Paris Saint-Germain is: "we’re playing for a spot in the semi-finals of the Champions League. We’re going to play at home in front of our people and the result from the away leg isn’t bad, but we’ll be forced to play a nearly perfect game."

Quarter finals at the Camp Nou = plenty of goals! | FC Barcelona
If there is one thing this Wednesday’s game against PSG seems certain to produce it’s entertainment, as both teams fight it ourt for a place in the semi-finals. The first leg in Paris showed that both teams are committed to attacking football.

Ancelotti: "We need to be confident and show our character at the Camp Nou" | FC Barcelona
The Italian manager declared that his team’s approach to the match wasn’t depended on whether or not Messi is fit to play: "the whole world knows that it will be difficult but we’ll have our chances. In the away leg we showed that we can play well against a fantastic team."

'Now I understand Mourinho' - Ibrahimovic's enemy set to referee Barcelona-PSG -
The time when Barcelona wouldn't talk about referees has long gone. The Catalans' press posture has changed since the departure of Pep Guardiola in the summer, and assistant Jordi Roura led the criticism of official Wolfgang Stark after the Blaugrana were held to a 2-2 draw at Paris Saint-Germain in the first leg of the teams' Champions League quarter-final tie last week.

Hummels not immune to lure of Barca - Soccerway
Hummels, 24, had previously insisted he is happy to stay at Dortmund for the foreseeable future but has now revealed he could be open to a move to Barca. "My father and I would turn down about 99.9 per cent of all the clubs in the world if they approached us," Hummels told Sport Bild. "However, Barcelona are one out of two or three teams that could make me consider a summer transfer."

Champions League: Real Madrid reach semi-finals despite Galatasaray defeat | Sky Sports Football
Jose Mourinho's men looked to be home and hosed when Cristiano Ronaldo increased their 3-0 lead from the first leg in only the eighth minute, only for a dramatic burst of second half goals from Emmanuel Eboue, Wesley Sneijder and Didier Drogba to set up a tense finale, before Ronaldo had the final word.

Real Madrid legend Di Stefano in hospital - Yahoo! Eurosport UK
The 86-year-old, who is Los Blancos’ honorary President, was fitted with a pacemaker in 2005 after suffering a heart attack. Reports in Spain today say that the former forward is in the Hospital La Fe in Valencia for the next two days so as to have the battery in this pacemaker replaced.

Villas-Boas tipped to succeed Mourinho - ESPN FC
Andre Villas-Boas has emerged as a shock contender to succeed Jose Mourinho as Real Madrid manager, with some bookmakers in Britain listing the Tottenham boss as an odds-on pick to take over at the Bernabeu this summer.

Champions League: Borussia Dortmund beat Malaga with two goals in added time | Sky Sports Football
Borussia Dortmund scored twice in stoppage time to beat Malaga 3-2 and qualify for the UEFA Champions League semi-finals. The Spanish side looked to be going through when Eliseu put them 2-1 up with eight minutes remaining, before Marco Reus equalised and then Felipe Santana broke Spanish hearts in a thrilling climax.

Malaga to file official complaint to Uefa after Dortmund loss -
"We are outraged because we are again the victim of injustice. We will file an official complaint to Uefa over the referee," Casado told reporters. "It's a shame that in the quarter-finals of the Champions League the referee is not of the level that the players and the fans deserve, both from Malaga and Borussia Dortmund.

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