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FC Barcelona News: 2 April 2013; Barça Train at Parc des Princes, Roura Takes Tito's Place in Press Conference

Dean Mouhtaropoulos

FC Barcelona train at the Parc des Princes | FC Barcelona
FC Barcelona took to the pitch of the Parc des Princes this afternoon to prepare for tomorrow’s Champions League clash with Paris Saint-Germain. All 21 players named to the team participated in the session, which started with a brief meeting between the team and Tito Vilanova.

Jordi Roura: "It will be an extremely difficult match" | FC Barcelona
"We’re among the top eight team in Europe, in the quarter finals of the Champions League. This is going to be extremely difficult," declared Jordi Roura in the pre-match press conference ahead of tomorrow's Champions League showdown with Paris Saint-Germain.

Villa: "We can't make the mistake we made in Milan" | FC Barcelona
David Villa was a key player in FC Barcelona’s historic comeback against AC Milan at the Camp Nou three weeks ago. He scored one the four goals that clinched a spot in the quarter finals of the Champions League for Tito Vilanova’s men. Barça’s first match of the round of 8 will be played at the Parc des Princes against Paris Saint-Germain on Tuesday.

Tito Vilanova travels to Paris with squad | FC Barcelona
Barça flew to Paris this morning ahead of Tuesday night’s Champions League quarter final first leg against PSG. With the welcome addition of Tito Vilanova, the squad boarded their plane for the French capital just before take-off at 10.50 this morning following the boss’ return to lead training on Friday and Sunday.

Zubizarreta: "Tito’s presence is a return to normality for us" | FC Barcelona
Andoni Zubizarreta was upbeat about the return of Tito Vilanova and his decision to travel with the squad to Paris: "after a couple of months, this is a return to normality for us. Having him, and Abidal, back means we are back to normal and is always good. Tito is fine and that’s why he’s travelled". However, Zubi wouldn’t confirm that Tito would be in the dugout for the game against PSG on Tuesday evening.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic: "PSG and FC Barcelona have the same chances of going through" | FC Barcelona
Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Carlo Ancelotti talked to the press ahead of tomorrow’s Champions League clash with FC Barcelona. They both admitted that it will be "a very complicated match" against "one of the best teams in the world." Ibrahimovic went on to say that "Barça are probably the best team at the moment and the best of all time."

Paris Saint-Germain-FC Barcelona: Did you know...? | FC Barcelona
Tuesday’s will be the fourth game between the two teams in European competitions. PSG won 2-1 in the 1993-4 Champions League quarter finals, with the two drawing 1-1 at the Camp Nou in the first leg and in the 1997 Cup Winners Cup Final Barça won 1-0.

The transfer that changed football - how Ronaldinho's switch from PSG to Barcelona sparked a revolution -
It can be all too easy to forget Ronaldinho's role in the creation of today's Barcelona. Shepherded swiftly towards the exit door by incoming coach Pep Guardiola in the summer of 2008, the brilliant Brazilian would play no part in a team which would go on to become the world's finest footballing side and be hailed by many as the best ever.

Courtois in limbo over future - ESPN FC
"It was thought there would be some news around now, at the start of April, but Chelsea have asked for a bit more time," Courtois said. "They are in the process of signing a new manager. They want to consult with him about next season. We must wait a little more."

No goals at Benito Villamarin | Sky Sports Football
Neither side were able to advance their claims for European football next season as Real Betis and Getafe contested a goalless draw at the Benito Villamarin. The hosts came into the game in seventh place, with their opponents one point and one spot further back in the Primera Division standings.

Narrow win for Athletic Bilbao | Sky Sports Football
Athletic Bilbao moved up to 13th, and more importantly 11 points clear of the relegation zone, after Aduriz's header was enough to see off a lacklustre Granada at San Mames. Granada went into the match just four points above the drop zone, while Athletic were two places and four points better off.

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