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FC Barcelona News: 15 April 2015; Players Train at Parc des Princes, Mohamed El Ouriachi Set to Join Stoke

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FC Barcelona session at the Parc des Princes | FC Barcelona
Barça trained on Tuesday at the stadium where they will take on Paris Saint-Germain in the first leg of their Champions League quarter-final tie. With just 24 hours to go before the crucial contest, the 22 players who have made the trip to Paris had their first contact with the Parc des Princes playing surface which showed itself to be in a perfect condition.

Why Barca's defence is stronger than PSG's despite the Parisians' star power - ESPN FC
These two have met four times over the past three seasons. Two years ago, Barca eliminated PSG on away goals at this stage, while earlier this season they won a game apiece in the group stage. The regular meetings have served as a handy way to track PSG's progress against a European giant, and they'll head into this week's match in a confident mood.

Barcelona trio Lionel Messi Neymar and Luis Suarez the key to victory at PSG - ESPN FC
Barcelona's attacking trio needs to be firing on all cylinders if they are to claim a positive result in the first leg of their Champions League quarterfinal in France on Wednesday against Paris Saint-Germain. While it may seem a little obvious to pick out three of the best forwards in world football as the key for this battle, it has been their slight failings in front of goal that have punished Barca in recent key games.

Match Preview: PSG v FC Barcelona | FC Barcelona
The draw for the Champions League quarter-finals brought the blaugranes face to face once again with the current French league champions. The two teams were in the same group earlier in the competition with Barça pipping Laurent Blanc’s team to top spot in Group F.

Luis Enrique sees the tie against PSG as 'open and attractive' | FC Barcelona
In the press conference prior to the first leg of the quarter-final Champions League tie between Paris Saint-Germain and Barça, coach Luis Enrique was very clear: "It’s a very open tie." At the same time the Asturian was ambitious in his approach: "We won’t sit back. The objective is the same as always: to win." He added: "Seeing the potential of the two teams, it could be a tie with plenty of goals."

Ter Stegen highlights need to be fully focused | FC Barcelona
A day before the game against PSG, the first leg of their Champions’ League quarter-final, Marc-André ter Stegen has spoken before the press at the Parc des Princes to give his opinion on Barça’s chances ahead of the clash. "If we are at our level and we show our quality then we will have a great chance to beat PSG," admitted the German goalkeeper.

Blanc sees defensive performance key against FC Barcelona | FC Barcelona
"We have taken some lessons from the game in Parc des Princes," revealed Blanc, as well as responding to questions about the fitness worries surrounding his team. Maxwell also identified what he believes will be Barça’s principal weapons: "It’s difficult to defend against Messi, we will make sure that we are as defensively solid as possible."

Where do the PSG and FC Barcelona players come from? | FC Barcelona
In this interactive map you can find out the nationalities of all the players eligible to play in the Champions League for the Parisians and for the blaugranes.

The PSG-Barça quiz | FC Barcelona
Discover just how much you know about the blaugranes' upcoming quarter-final Champions League clash with the French league champions.

Lionel Messi, Neymar & Luis Suarez: Are Barcelona trio the world's best? | Sky Sports
The current La Liga leaders have scored three or more goals in 14 of their last 22 matches, failing to score only once. Messi alone has 45 goals and appears back to his very best after an injury-hit 2013/14 season. "When I returned I wasn’t in great form," said Messi this week. "Now I feel really good." The efforts of Suarez and Neymar have helped.

Luis Suarez insists he joined Barcelona for big games in Europe | Sky Sports
Barcelona striker Luis Suarez insists the reason he joined the club was the prospect of playing in the latter stages of the Champions League. Barca travel to Paris St Germain on Wednesday for the first-leg of their quarter-final clash, and a realistic chance of going all the way in the competition according to Suarez.

Thomas Vermaelen trains at the Ciutat Esportiva | FC Barcelona
Thomas Vermaelen trained on Tuesday morning on pitch 2 at the Ciutat Esportiva. He did not travel to Paris in order to be able to train twice instead of just once. He exercised both on a sloped section of ground and on the field itself, and will be back for more workouts on Wednesday morning and on Thursday evening in the company of his team-mates.

Barcelona Starlet Moha Joining Stoke City In Summer
Barcelona B winger Mohamed el Ouriachi has refused to renew his deal with the Catalan outfit and is expected to join Stoke City in the summer. Moha joined Barcelona in the summer of 2010 and has been regarded among the hottest prospects in the reserve side of the Catalan giants.

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