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FC Barcelona News: 9 April 2014; Barça Train at Vicente Calderón, Carles Puyol Trains With the Team

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Cesc: "We have the necessary weapons, talent and technique to beat them" | FC Barcelona
In the pre-match press conference ahead of the Champions League quarter-final, Cesc Fàbregas was optimistic about his team’s chances of progressing after the 1-1 draw at the Camp Nou. "We have the weapons, talent and technique to beat them," he declared. He added: "We’ve been working hard and we’re ready to compete. The team is very motivated and ready, I’m sure we’re going to have a good game."

Martino: "We'll try to score first" | FC Barcelona
In the pre-match press conference ahead of tomorrow’s Champions League tie against Atlético Madrid, Gerardo Martino said that Barça "need to win" and that "we will try to take the lead, this will allow us to play the game differently." The Argentinian manager said that Atlético "have a very defined style" and that he’s prepared for the game "with all of the available players in mind."

Training session at the Calderón with Puyol | FC Barcelona
Barça trained this afternoon ahead of tomorrow’s crucial Champions League match against Atlético Madrid. The men managed by Tata Martino prepared for the game on the pitch of the Vicente Calderón, where Colchoneros and Blaugrana will face off tomorrow night.

Barça trip to Madrid | FC Barcelona
The Barça first team flew this morning to Madrid, where on Wednesday they'll take on Atletico in the return leg of their Champions League quarter final. The plane took off at 11 a.m. from El Prat airport and landed in Madrid one hour later.

Simeone: "FC Barcelona always try to score" | FC Barcelona
In today’s pre-match press conference, Diego Pablo Simeone said that Atlético Madrid will go up against "a very important team" and that one of his best players, Diego Costa, is available to play. "If he’s fit, he’ll play; he’s just doing ok, he’ll be on the bench; if he’s not well, he won’t be on the bench at all. There are three possibilities," explained the manager.

Neymar and Dani Alves make an appearance on 'Follow your dreams' | FC Barcelona
Neymar Jr and Dani Alves were the stars of the latest episode of "Follow your dreams", which is José Manuel Pinto’s project to help young talented musicians and different foundations and NGOs. After debuting the first episode a couple of weeks ago which featured Carles Puyol, the two Brazilians appeared on the show.

Emblems and poster on a historic day | FC Barcelona
Saturday was a historic day for Barça followers. Members were to decide the future of FC Barcelona in a democratic and civic exercise. On top of that, three Supporters Clubs had reason to celebrate, as they inaugurated their emblems on the Stadium facade.

Barça Youth A are preparing for the final phase of the UEFA Youth League | FC Barcelona
After making sure of the League Championship in the National League last week, the Youth A team want to continue making history by winning the UEFA Youth League. First, however, they must overcome Schalke 04, who beat Chelsea away (1-3) in the quarter finals, in the second semi-final which will be played on Friday at 4.30pm.

Real Madrid beat Borussia Dortmund 3-2 on aggregate | Sky Sports Football
A missed Angel Di Maria penalty on 16 minutes galvanised the home side and they took the lead through Reus, who took advantage of some slack Madrid defending to round Iker Casillas and slot home. The Dortmund playmaker wasted little time in doubling his tally as he fired home a rebound from Robert Lewandowski's shot as the hosts reduced their aggregate deficit to one before the break.

Referee was very poor, says Dortmund chief - Goal.com
"My team did great," Watzke said after the game. "It was a fantastic experience. Nevertheless we all are a bit disappointed. We had fantastic chances in the second half, mainly Henrikh [Mkhitaryan]. I trusted in the team. "The only one who wasn't on the level was the referee. For example, I saw a clear assault by [Sergio] Ramos against [Robert] Lewandowski.

Granada deny any deal agreed for Guilherme Siqueira | Sky Sports
The 27-year-old joined the Lisbon giants for the season last summer, having been strongly linked with the likes of Manchester United and Liverpool. Now having impressed during his spell at the Estadio da Luz, reports in Spain claim that Real have decided to bring in Siqueira to compete with Marcelo - with Fabio Coentrao likely to depart.