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Fabregas faith in Barca resurgence

8 March 2013 15:23

Cesc Fabregas is confident Barcelona will rise to the occasion in the second leg of their Champions League round-of-16 tie against AC Milan.

The midfielder admitted losing the first leg 2-0 was a huge blow for the Catalan club, but he has little doubt Barca can turn things around at Camp Nou.

"The team is fine. We suffered after the match against Milan. Our confidence went down and we felt that against Madrid in the Copa del Rey and the league," Fabregas said.

"However, nobody doubts we can do it again, that we can turn it around. But it all depends on us. On big occasions, these players have always been there. The players are more than capable of playing in big games.

"If we win and play well it could be an incredible boost for the team. We have to be clever and we can’t just play with our hearts, but with our heads as well. This generation of players is due a historic comeback."

The Blaugrana host Deportivo La Coruna on Saturday before taking on Milan on Tuesday.

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4 - 0

Milan

D W L W D
Competition
UEFA Champions League
Date
12 March 2013
Kick-off
20:45
Half-time
2 - 0
Full-time
4 - 0
On aggregate
4 - 2
Venue
Camp Nou (Barcelona)
Attendance
94944

Goals

L. Messi 5'
(assist by Xavi) 
1 - 0
L. Messi 40'
(assist by Iniesta) 
2 - 0
David Villa 55'
(assist by Xavi) 
3 - 0
Jordi Alba 90'+2
(assist by A. Sánchez) 
4 - 0

Lineups

# Player Bookings
1
2
3
18 90+2'
14
8
6
16
10 5' 40'
7 55'
17 41'
Coach: Tito Vilanova
# Player Bookings
32
5 54'
17
20
21
10 22'
16 45+1'
23
18
92
19
Coach: M. Allegri

Substitutes

# Player Bookings
9
5
21
4
13
25
37
# Player Bookings
4
7
22
1
2
8
25

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