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UEFA Champions League: Barcelona vs AC Milan Preview

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Barcelona, Mar 12: AC Milan travel to the Nou Camp to face Barcelona with a two-goal advantage in the second leg of the UEFA Champions League round of 16.

Barcelona have not suffered a home defeat in Europe for over three years and will hope their home form will help them overturn a two-goal deficit against the Italians.

UCL: Barcelona vs AC Milan Preview

The Catalans giants beat AC Milan in last season's quarter-finals and in the 2005-06 semi-finals. Many teams have recovered a from a single goal deficit but only none managed to overturn a deficit of two goals without the advantage of an away goal.

Barca will boosted by the return of influencial midfielder Xavi who recovered from a thigh injury, while Jordi Roura will recall several players who were rested for the win against Deportivo.

Mario Balotelli is cup-tied while striker Gaimpaolo Pazzini has missed the trip to Barcelona with a calf strain. Former Barcelona forward Bojan Krkic, Robinho and M'Baye Niang may replace him.


*Milan hold the record of crashing out despite having a 4-1 lead in the first-leg with Deportivo scoring 4-0 in the return leg.

*No team in the histotry of the Champions League has overcome a two-goal deficit.

*Barcelona record at home against Milan reads W3 D3 L1.

Probable Lineups:

Barcelona (4-3-3): Valdes-Alves, Pique, Puyol, Alba-Busquets, Xavi, Iniesta-Fabregas, Pedro, Messi

Milan (4-3-3): Abbiati-Abate, Zapata, Mexes, Constant-Montolivo, Ambrosini, Muntari-Boateng, Niang, Shaarawy

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Story first published: Tuesday, March 12, 2013, 12:40 [IST]
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