Apr 28, 2010

Barcelona Vs Inter Milan- semi final

FC Barcelona - The comeback: two goals to reach Madrid
(promotional video by FC Barcelona)

Bayer Munchen already reached in final of UEFA Champions League which will be heald @ Santiago Bernabeu, Madrid. Tonight it will be clear which other team between Barcelona & Inter Milan will join them in the finals @ Madrid.

Barcelona Vs Inter Milan

Jose Mourinho Vs Josep Guardiola
(Coach Jose Mourinho (L) of Inter Milan follows his players backdropped by Coach Josep Guardiola of FC Barcelona during the UEFA Champions League match)

Josep Guardiola wants his FC Barcelona team to take the initiative from the off when the UEFA Champions League holders host FC Internazionale Milano striving to overturn a 3-1 first-leg loss.

Holders FC Barcelona have been instructed to "attack more than we did in the first leg" by Josep Guardiola in order to overturn a 3-1 deficit against FC Internazionale Milano and reach the UEFA Champions League final. While the Azulgrana coach wants the home support to create a party atmosphere at the Camp Nou, opposite number José Mourinho is hoping Inter can take one step closer to achieving their "dream" of a first European crown since 1965.
Josep Guardiola, Barcelona coach
Inter are an extraordinary team. Everyone is talking a lot about us and saying hardly anything about Inter. We have to control possession and attack more than we did in the first leg. We're very happy, it's a pleasure to be faced with this match and I want the players to know this is a privilege, an honour that we might not have again. I want them to enjoy it and I want the fans to see this as a huge party.
I don't know if we'll turn the tie around or not. We want to reach the final and we have a good enough team to do it, but we have never said this is a done deal. In Milan we scored the first goal and then stopped pushing for the second and we have to change that because we only have 90 minutes. We respect Inter a lot and we're not thinking about what we have accomplished before, only about winning the Champions League again. If we get to the final it'll be after playing a great match.

José Mourinho, Inter coach
We will see if [Wesley] Sneijder can play the full 90 minutes. He has a minor injury but he will play. There are important matches after this one so I will have to take a risk. The scoreboard says it's 3-1 with 90 minutes left, but history is full of cases when a team that held an advantage ended up losing. How many times have results been turned around? The only thing concerning me is helping Inter realise their dream.
I can't say it's my dream because I've won the Champions League before, but for Inter it's been over 40 years since they won the competition so it's a dream for them. It'll be a different match to the one in November, when Barcelona were superior to us in many ways. I also expect a different game to the first leg, too. Barcelona are still the great team they were in November and December but Inter have improved.

Diego vs Gabriel : Clash of the Militos

Brothers Gabriel and Diego Milito will be on opposite sides of the pitch when Barcelona host Inter Milan.
Younger brother Gabriel will line up at the back of the Barca defence to repel the Inter forwards who will be led by brother Diego. The siblings have played against each other since they went professional. Gabi played for Argentine first division club Atletico Independiente while Diego was the forward for arch-rivals Racing Club de Avellaneda.

Team news
Andrés Iniesta (right thigh), Eric Abidal (groin tear)
Doubtful: none
Suspended: Carles Puyol
Misses next match if booked:
 Daniel Alves, Gerard Piqué
• Abidal failed a fitness test on Tuesday so Maxwell could start while Gabriel Milito may replace Puyol, meaning he could face elder brother Diego.

Davide Santon (knee), Francesco Toldo (leg)
Doubtful: Goran Pandev (thigh)
Dejan Stanković
Misses next match if booked: Samuel Eto'o, Maicon, Walter Samuel, Javier Zanetti
• Inter are hopeful that Pandev can recover from his first-leg injury while Wesley Sneijder was withdrawn at half-time against Atalanta BC on Saturday with a hamstring problem.

(Courtesy by http://www.uefa.com)

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