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FC Barcelona News: 21 April 2015; 23, Including Thomas Vermaelen, Named in Squad to Face Paris Saint-Germain

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Full squad named to face PSG | FC Barcelona
The full Barça squad has been named to receive Paris Saint-Germain in Tuesday night’s Champions League quart final second leg, including Thomas Vermaelen, despite not receiving medical clearance. There is also a place for Iniesta, who was declared ready to play on Monday. Five names will need to be dropped from the list before the 8.45pm CET kick-off at the Camp Nou.

Lionel Messi can stay at Barcelona until he retires, says president | Sky Sports
The 27-year-old, who has been at Barcelona since he was 13, scored his 400th goal for the club during Saturday's 2-0 win against Valencia. Messi, linked with a move earlier this season, has shown glimpses of his very best form in recent weeks, helping Barca to the brink of the Champions League semi-finals.

Barcelona trio of Lionel Messi Neymar and Luis Suarez the club's best-ever? - ESPN FC
From Hristo Stoichkov to Romario, Rivaldo to Ronaldinho, or Henrik Larsson to Zlatan Ibrahimovic, FC Barcelona's modern era has been marked by the presence of great forwards. On the rare occasions where three of those forwards hit it off, the results are spectacular. Barca fans will never forget the triumvirate of Thierry Henry, Samuel Eto'o and Lionel Messi destroying all in its path en route to an historic treble in 2009.

Luis Suárez offers warning about Paris Saint-Germain | FC Barcelona
The big 3–1 victory at the Parc des Princes gave a huge advantage to FC Barcelona. Luis Suárez, however, isn't taking anything for granted: "We know the result is in our favour, but PSG have a lot of good players and we have to face the game at Camp Nou with the same intensity as last week." Suárez was cautious: "The most dangerous thing is to think that our work is done."

Luis Enrique sees his team in great physical shape | FC Barcelona
Luis Enrique could not have been clearer: he thinks that the tie against Paris Saint-Germain is far from over yet he is optimistic about his team’s chances of making the Champions League semi-final: "I have a good feeling because we know our opponents well, we have met three times this season and in the three games we have seen more positives than negatives."

Zlatan Ibrahimovic - six reasons he flopped at Barcelona - Telegraph
It seems strange that a footballer now plying his trade at Stoke City could have played a part in Zlatan's Barcelona downfall, but at the time the emergence of Bojan was seen as a pertinent reason as to why Barca could cope without him.

Blanc says a comeback will be very difficult | FC Barcelona
The result of the game in Parc des Princes means that Paris Saint-Germain will have to come from behind if they are to make it to the semi-finals of this season’s Champions League. In the traditional pre-game press conference ahead of Wednesday’s game in Camp Nou, Laurent Blanc and Javier Pastore have admitted that beating Barça will be "very difficult" whilst at the same time highlighting the fact that "we have nothing to lose".

Abidal: ‘PSG have little chance’ | Football Espana
"PSG have little chance and I’m well-placed to say that because I know Barcelona inside out," the 35-year-old told Le Parisien. "The French side will not be favourites and they’ll find it hard to avoid defeat. In any case they have to score and if they concede it will be even more difficult.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic's best quotes on Barcelona ahead of PSG visit | Football News | Sky Sports
"It started well but then [Lionel] Messi started to talk. He wanted to play in the middle, not on the wing, so the system changed from 4-3-3 to 4-5-1. I was sacrificed and no longer had the freedom on the pitch I need to succeed." Ibrahimovic pinpoints the moment his Barcelona career turned, in his autobiography ‘I am Zlatan’.

Frenchman Zinedine Zidane backs Paris Saint-Germain to upset Barcelona -
Zinedine Zidane believes Paris Saint-Germain has the quality to defy the odds and overturn a 3-1 first-leg deficit to progress from its UEFA Champions League quarterfinal tie against Barcelona. Missing suspended duo Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Marco Verratti, PSG was swept aside by Barcelona as Luis Suarez ran riot at Parc des Princes last week.

Barcelona wobble on their way up the Tourmalet but emerge unscathed at top | Sid Lowe | The Guardian
Luis Enrique said he wanted the Camp Nou to tremble and tremble it did, just not the way he hoped. Saturday started with Luis Suárez scoring at the south end in the 55th second and ended with Leo Messi scoring at the north end in the last second. In the 92 minutes and four seconds between those goals, they suffered.

Inside View: How Luis Suárez got ready for Valencia | FC Barcelona
FC Barcelona striker Luis Suárez opened the scoring against Valencia at Camp Nou in the very first minute. Check out how the cameras tracked Luis Suárez, from his arrival at the stadium until the start of the match.

Copa del Rey allocation decided | Football Espana
The allocation of tickets for the final of the Copa del Rey has been decided by the Royal Spanish Football Federation (RFEF). Finalists Athletic Bilbao and Barcelona will each receive 37,500 tickets for the game at the Camp Nou, with the remaining 24,000 being retained by the RFEF for the fixture which will take place at 9.30pm local time on May 30.

Eleven new Supporters Clubs | FC Barcelona
The Board approved eleven new Supporters Clubs on Monday. They have been added to the more than 1,300 official FC Barcelona Supporters Clubs. Once again, a majority of the Supporters Clubs approved are international. Two Supporters Clubs from Morocco, and one each from Colombia, Hong Kong, and Cuba help reinforce the international presence of blaugrana embassies around the world.

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