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FC Barcelona News: 23 April 2013; Barça Train at the Allianz Arena, Kickoff Time for Betis Clash Confirmed

Alex Grimm

Roura: "The semi-final against Bayern will be decided by small details" | FC Barcelona
"The two teams that have featured in the last four Champions League finals are going to play against each other," he said. "I think it’s going to be a very equal tie, and it’s going to be decided by small details. Hopefully we’ll play the return leg at the Camp Nou like we did against Milan," said the assistant manager.

FC Barcelona train at the Allianz Arena | FC Barcelona
The FC Barcelona players completed their first and final training session at the Allianz Arena this Monday evening ahead of tomorrow's Champions League semi-final showdown with Bayern Munich. The session was marked by the absence of Alex Song, who stayed in the gym to complete an individual training regiment. The player will be able to feature against Bayern Munich tomorrow.

Xavi: "The team that imposes its personality will win the tie" | FC Barcelona
During the press conference, the Barça vice-captain said that "retaining possession will be key, not having the ball would be the worst possible scenario. We need to control the ball for long periods of time and take control of the game. We know that Bayern are in form, but we’ll try to impose our style of play. The team that imposes its personality will win the tie."

Bayern Munich v FC Barcelona . Did you know? | FC Barcelona
This is the fourth time that Bayern Munich and FC Barcelona have been drawn together in an official tournament. Here are some key facts related with this latest encounter between two classic European clubs.

Juup Heynckes: "I know a lot about FC Barcelona" | FC Barcelona
"I know my team better than anybody and I know a lot about Spanish football and Barcelona ... The German press has written a lot about whether or not I’d talk to Guardiola in preparation for tomorrow’s match, and I think that would be disrespectful given Pep’s connection with Barça. Additionally, I don’t need more information on Barça. I know them well enough."

Unbeaten in Germany for a decade | FC Barcelona
German clubs traditionally make for tough opponents, but Barça, who are away to Bayern Munich on Tuesday night, have a good record in the country this century. In fact, they haven’t lost any of their last eight matches played away to Bundesliga clubs, having won five and lost three. The four most recent meetings were all in the knockout stages of the Champions League.

Comparing Ronaldo and Messi is ´unfair´ - Deco - Soccerway
"It is a privilege to have played with both of them," he told Perform. "But I think it is unfair to compare as they have different styles, and are so good with their styles, that it would be unfair to judge who is better. "Last year, Cristiano was better in the first six months, I mean he had better numbers, but in the final part Messi got better numbers."

FC Barcelona-Betis to be played on Sunday, May 5, at 21.00 | FC Barcelona
The LFP confirmed the date and kick off time of the Barça-Betis match this Monday afternoon. The match will be played at the Camp Nou on the 5th of May at 21.00, four days after FC Barcelona host Bayern Munich for the return leg of the Champions League semi-final.

Lewandowski fit to face Real Madrid -
Robert Lewandowski has handed Borussia Dortmund a timely boost by revealing he will be fit to face Real Madrid. Die Borussen take on los Blancos in the first-leg of their Champions League semi-final on Wednesday and Lewandowski, who has scored in each of his last 12 competitive matches, is certain he will be ready for the crunch European encounter.

Di Maria: Madrid stronger now - Yahoo! Eurosport UK
Madrid face up to the German outfit this Wednesday evening in the first leg of their Champions League semi-final, on from having lost and drawn to Dortmund during the group stages of the competition. For their attacking winger, Los Blancos go into this latest meeting an improved team compared with earlier in the year.

Celta pip Zaragoza in relegation showdown - Yahoo! Eurosport UK
The last-gasp victory, which prompted wild celebrations at Celta's Balaidos stadium and sowed disbelief among the stunned Zaragoza players and coaching staff, left both sides still mired in the relegation places. Both have 27 points with six games left, one less than 18th-placed Real Mallorca, with Celta in 19th and Zaragoza in 20th and last place due to an inferior head-to-head record.

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