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FC Barcelona News: 11 April 2013; Barça Advance to Champions League Semi-Final, Draw To Be Held on Friday

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FC Barcelona-PSG: Heroic passage into semis (1-1) | FC Barcelona
Barça are in the Champions League semi finals yet again after winning on the away goals rule against a Paris Saint Germain side that was lethal in attack and pushed Barça right to the limit. The French outfit managed to prevent FCB from playing their usual game, and occasionally had the Catalans right against the ropes.

Sixth consecutive semi-final berth in the UEFA Champions League for FC Barcelona | FC Barcelona
This Wednesday, Tito Vilanova’s men qualified for the penultimate round of the European competition for the sixth consecutive time, a feat that no other team have managed to equal since the competition adopted it’s current format (1992/93).

Pedro: "We deserve to be in the semi-finals" | FC Barcelona
He works hard throughout the entire game, he wins possession back, he assists his teammates and he simply doesn’t stop. Pedro Rodríguez is the type of player that any team would love to have on their roster. But the forward also has another quality that makes him special: in big matches, in the moment of truth, he’s decisive.

Roura: "Our ambition doesn't stop here" | FC Barcelona
The assistant manager declared, "it’s a very important and extraordinary success. I think people should be proud." Roura went on to say that the team’s objective is to get to the final. "Our ambition doesn’t stop here, we will fight as hard as we can in the semi-finals to reach the final, and win it."

Bayern, Borussia and Real Madrid, FC Barcelona's possible rivals in the semi-finals of the Champions League | FC Barcelona
Bayern Munich, Borussia Dortmund and Real Madrid. One of these three teams will be paired up with the Blaugrana in the semi-finals of the Champions League during this Friday’s draw, which will be held at noon in Nyon (Switzerland).

Zubizarreta: "I have no preference on who we get in the semi-finals" | FC Barcelona
Andoni Zubizarreta, FC Barcelona’s director of football, was very pleased with the team’s qualification to the semi-finals of the Champions League: "we knew how to suffer, we gathered ourselves and we found the spaces, and we were able to get the equaliser after the 0-1." According to Zubizarreta, PSG were a very demanding side.

Barca philosophy leads the way, says Gerard Pique - Telegraph
Barcelona’s Gerard Piqué talks to Guillem Balague in an exclusive interview ahead of Wednesday night’s Champions League quarter-final second leg against Paris St-Germain.

Legenday goals: Patrick Kluivert | FC Barcelona
Patrick Kluivert, born in Amsterdam on July 1, 1976, joined FC Barcelona from AC Milan. He was tall, strong forward with plenty of European experience. For six seasons, he assisted Barça with its outstanding ability and excellence. This is the first part of Barça TV’s look back at some of Kluivert’s finest goals, a veritable delight for any Barça member or supporter.

Ibra: Messi a 'natural', Ronaldo 'the result of training' - Yahoo! Eurosport UK
Ahead of that, Ibra sat down with CNN to reflect on a number of points, including who he felt was the best player in the world at the moment. "Messi, because he is a natural, whilst Cristiano Ronaldo is the result of training," commented Ibrahimovic. "The best Coach? There have been many, but I will stick with Capello and Mourinho."

Mourinho set for summer talks with Real Madrid - Yahoo! Eurosport UK
"When the season ends I will sit down with who I have to sit down with, who as well as being the president is also my friend and is the legal and emotional representative of all Real Madrid fans," he said. "We will sit down quietly and talk about my future, like two friends."

Liga - Suffering Malaga turn their focus to league - Yahoo! Eurosport UK
The Qatar-owned club, making their Champions League debut, are still fuming after Bundesliga side Borussia Dortmund struck twice in added time to seal a 3-2 victory and their passage to the last four. Several Dortmund players were in offside positions in the build-up to the winning goal and Malaga have said they will lodge a formal complaint with governing body UEFA about the performance of the match officials.

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