Paris Saint-Germain coach Carlo Ancelotti has defended David Beckham's performance against Barcelona in the Champions League.January signing Beckham started in the 2-2 draw at home to Barca on Tuesday before being replaced by Marco Verratti after 75 minutes.
Barcelona have written a letter of complaint to UEFA about the refereeing decisions made in the Paris Saint-Germain match.Tito Vilanova's side recorded a 2-2 draw in the first leg of their Champions League quarter final tie in France, but Barca have claimed referee Wolfgang Stark 'did not know the rules of the game'.
David Beckham is confident Paris Saint-Germain can progress in the Champions League after their 2-2 draw with Barcelona.The former Manchester United and Real Madrid player started on Tuesday as the Ligue 1 leaders twice came from behind against the Spanish giants, with Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Blaise Matuidi cancelling out goals from Lionel Messi and Xavi.
Javier Mascherano will miss six weeks after suffering a medial ligament tear in Barcelona's 2-2 draw with Paris Saint-Germain.Mascherano was stretchered off in the closing stages of the Champions League quarter-final first leg clash at Parc des Princes, with Marc Bartra coming on to replace him.
Barcelona assistant coach Jordi Roura was unimpressed with the officiating in the 2-2 draw with Paris Saint-Germain.Referee Wolfgang Stark made several contentious calls in the first leg of their Champions League quarter-final on Tuesday, including allowing Zlatan Ibrahimovic's goal from an offside position to stand and awarding Barca a penalty in stoppage time after Alexis Sanchez was impeded by Salvatore Sirigu.
Carlo Ancelotti has slammed Alexis Sanchez after he won a late penalty in the 2-2 draw at Parc des Princes on Tuesday.The Chilean striker was brought down by Salvatore Sirigu late on with the scores level at 1-1, allowing Xavi to notch a second away goal before Blaise Matuidi's last-gasp equaliser.
Thiago Silva believes his former club AC Milan have taught football a lesson in how to topple Barcelona.The Brazilian's Paris Saint-Germain side are clear underdogs against the runaway La Liga leaders in Tuesday's Champions League quarter-final first leg.
Barcelona's David Villa is delighted at the return of coach Tito Vilanova as his side prepare to face PSG in the Champions League.Vilanova is in line to take charge of Tuesday's quarter-final in his first game since undergoing treatment for cancer in the United States.
Carlo Ancelotti insists Paris Saint-Germain are not preparing a special game plan to keep Lionel Messi at bay.PSG and Barcelona clash in Paris in the first leg of their Champions League quarter-final on Tuesday but Ancelotti has denied he is singling out the super striker for special treatment.
Jordi Roura says Tito Vilanova will return to the dug-out for Barcelona's Champions League quarter-final clash with Paris Saint-Germain.The Blaugrana, who travel to the French capital for the first leg on Tuesday, will be boosted with the news that their coach will make a long-awaited return to the bench after spending the past 10 weeks undergoing throat cancer treatment in New York.
Paris Saint-Germain defender Thiago Silva has warned his team-mates Barcelona are always capable of doing the unexpected.The Brazil international is full of respect for the La Liga giants, but is nonetheless hopeful of springing a surprise in the UEFA Champions League quarter-final.
Paris Saint-Germain star Lucas Moura is optimistic about his side's chances of reaching the Champions League semi-finals.Barcelona are one of the favourites to win European club football's elite competition this season, but the Brazil international believes there are weaknesses which can be exploited when the sides meet in the quarter-final first leg on Tuesday.
Barcelona defender Dani Alves has hit back at critics who suggest his side are a fading force after a patchy run of form.Although Tito Vilanova's side produced a majestic performance to beat AC Milan 4-0 in the second leg of their last-16 Champions League tie, they were criticised for a lacklustre display in the 2-0 defeat at San Siro and were also held 2-2 by La Liga strugglers Celta Vigo on Saturday.
Paris Saint-Germain face the ultimate test as they host Barcelona in the first leg of a highly anticipated quarter-final tie on Tuesday.Like the Bayern and Juventus match-up, both sides are top of their respective domestic leagues with Barcelona 13 points clear on top of La Liga while PSG lead Ligue 1 by seven points.
Javier Pastore says he is excited about playing against Argentina team-mate Lionel Messi when Paris Saint-Germain host Barcelona on Tuesday.PSG will be hoping to emulate AC Milan's home win against Barca but avoid their subsequent collapse at Camp Nou when the two European giants clash in their Champions League quarter-final.
Blaise Matuidi says Paris Saint-Germain will be going all out to upset Barcelona in the quarter-finals of the Champions League.Barca visit Paris for the first leg of the quarter-final tie on Tuesday.
Paris Saint-Germain coach Carlo Ancelotti believes his side's win over Montpellier is perfect preparation for their clash against Barcelona.The Ligue 1 leaders toiled for long periods at Parc des Princes on Friday but Kevin Gameiro's late goal earned them a 1-0 victory that moves them eight points clear at the top.
Paris Saint-Germain defensive midfielder Clement Chantome says his side cannot wait to take on Barcelona in the Champions League.PSG welcome Barca to Parc des Princes on Tuesday, but first the Ligue 1 leaders face the task of beating Montpellier in the league as they continue the hunt to be crowned champions.
Paris Saint-Germain star Zlatan Ibrahimovic has had his two-game UEFA ban reduced to one match.The former AC Milan striker was sent off in the dying minutes of Paris Saint-Germain's 2-1 victory over Valencia in the first leg of their last-16 Champions League tie, and was subsequently handed a two-match suspension.
Former France international Jean-Pierre Papin believes Paris Saint-Germain are capable of eliminating Barcelona from the Champions League.Papin, a Ballon d'Or winner in 1991 while at Marseille, insists the Ligue 1 leaders have enough quality to take them past Barca, even with Zlatan Ibrahimovic suspended for the first leg.
PSG sporting director Leonardo says the draw for the quarter-finals of the UEFA Champions League could not have been harder on his team.The current leaders Ligue 1 leaders are up against Spanish giants Barcelona, who lead La Liga by a massive 13 points.
Patrick Kluivert believes Paris Saint-Germain face an uphill battle in their Champions League quarter-final against Barcelona.In an exclusive interview with Goal.com, Kluivert insists with their talisman Zlatan Ibrahimovic ruled out of the first leg, and the second one being played at Camp Nou, it will be hard for the Ligue 1 side to progress.
Paris Saint-Germain will take on Barcelona in the standout tie of the Champions League quarter-finals Friday's draw in Nyon.Barcelona, who won the competition in 2011 and overturned a 2-0 deficit to dump out AC Milan this season, will face Ligue 1 outfit Paris Saint-Germain with the first leg taking place in the French capital.
|05-04||Ancelotti stands by Beckham inclusion|
|04-04||Barca complain to UEFA about ref|
|03-04||Beckham talks up PSG chances|
|03-04||Mascherano out for six weeks|
|03-04||Roura unhappy with whistle blowers|
|03-04||Ancelotti blasts ´diver´ Sanchez|
|02-04||Thiago says PSG can follow Milan´s lead|
|02-04||Villa welcomes Vilanova return|
|02-04||Ancelotti: PSG not focused on Messi|
|01-04||Vilanova back for Barca in Paris|
|01-04||Silva wary of versatile Barcelona|
|01-04||Barcelona not perfect, says Lucas|
|01-04||Alves slams Barcelona critics|
|01-04||UEFA Champions League preview: PSG v Barcelona|
|31-03||Pastore keen to lock horns with Messi|
|30-03||Matuidi: We´ll be ready for Barca|
|30-03||Tough win good for PSG, says Ancelotti|
|29-03||Chantome excited about Barca test|
|26-03||UEFA reduce Ibrahimovic ban|
|17-03||Papin: PSG a ´real chance´ against Barca|
|15-03||PSG´s Leonardo laments drawing Barca|
|15-03||Kluivert: PSG will struggle at Barcelona|
|15-03||PSG, Barca in quarter-final showdown|