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FC Barcelona News: 13 February 2017; 21 Players Travel to Paris, Thiago Alcantara Talks Transfer

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FC Barcelona fly to Paris to take on PSG in the UEFA Champions League last 16 | FC Barcelona
FC Barcelona departed from Barcelona El-Prat Airport at 10.50am on Monday morning and flew north to Paris, France, where they are set to face Paris Saint-Germain on Tuesday night in the first leg of the UEFA Champions League last 16. Upon arrival, the team will head to their hotel to rest before an early evening training session at Parc des Princeps, the site of Tuesday’s natch.

Rafinha declared fit and included in squad for Paris | FC Barcelona
Rafinha is back in the squad for the trip to Paris for the Champions League round of 16 clash with PSG. The Brazilian has been wearing a mask for the last few days after suffering a nasal fracture against Athletic Club, but has been declared fully fit for the visit to the French capital. It all came as great news for the player, whose also celebrating his 24th birthday this Sunday. Gerard Piqué, who was rested for the last league game, also returns to the team.

The infographic of Paris Saint-Germain v FC Barcelona | FC Barcelona
All the key statistics from the two sides who face each other on Tuesday in the first leg of the Champions League round of 16.

Paris Saint-Germain win ahead of FC Barcelona visit, plus the latest news from LaLiga | FC Barcelona
Paris Saint-Germain prepared nicely for Tuesday’s Champions League visit of FC Barcelona with a convincing 3-0 win away to Girondins Bordeaux on Friday to go joint top of the French table with 55 points, although they dropped three adrift again the day after when Monaco pumped five goals past Metz.

HISTORY: FC Barcelona's first ever trip to France, Toulouse 1904 | FC Barcelona
This Tuesday, FC Barcelona are heading to the French capital to take on Paris Saint Germain in the round of 16 of the Champions League. It’s going to be a far cry from the team’s first ever foreign trip, also to France, to take on Toulouse in May 1904.

Bayern's Thiago Alcantara: Pep Guardiola convinced me to leave Barca | ESPN
Thiago Alcantara has told The Sunday Times it was a "difficult decision" to leave Barcelona for Bayern Munich, but that Pep Guardiola's trust convinced him to make the move. Thiago, 25, came through the youth ranks at Barca when Guardiola was in charge of the Catalan club, but he opted to further his career by moving to Bayern in 2013.

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