NEWS
Tuesday April 3 2012
Line-ups: Barcelona-Milan

Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Robinho and Kevin-Prince Boateng take on Lionel Messi and Cesc Fabregas in tonight’s Champions League quarter-final Barcelona-Milan.

The first leg at San Siro ended 0-0, so a score draw at the Camp Nou would be enough to send the Rossoneri into the semi-finals.

Xavi passed a late fitness test on his calf injury and is in the starting XI with Javier Mascherano and Fabregas.

A surprise starter to complete the attack is Isaac Cuenca, who turns 21 later this month and was only permanently attached to the Barcelona first team in January. He has played only 186 minutes in the Champions League this term in four appearances without scoring.

Milanare without Mark van Bommel, Thiago Silva, Alexander Merkel and more, but Alexandre Pato is on the bench for the first time since February 25 after a specialist visit in America gave him the all-clear.

It is a very special game for Ibrahimovic, whose brief spell at Barcelona was characterised by a bitter split with Coach Pep Guardiola.

Ibra starts with Robinho as his strike partner and Boateng in support, while the experienced midfield consists of Antonio Nocerino, Massimo Ambrosini and Clarence Seedorf.

Ignazio Abate returned from a month out for the 1-1 draw with Catania on Saturday.

This is the fourth time these sides have faced off this season, as they also played out a 2-2 draw in Catalunya and a 3-2 Barca victory at San Siro in the group phase.

Barcelona: Victor Valdes; Daniel Alves, Piqué, Mascherano, Puyol; Xavi Hernandez, Busquets, Iniesta; Messi, Fabregas, Isaac Cuenca

Barcelona bench: Jose Pinto, Thiago Alcantara, Keita, Adriano, Alexis Sanchez, Pedro Rodriguez, Tello

Milan: Abbiati; Abate, Nesta, Mexes, Antonini; Nocerino, Ambrosini, Seedorf; Boateng; Robinho, Ibrahimovic

Milan bench: Amelia, Bonera, Yepes, Aquilani, Emanuelson, Pato, Maxi Lopez

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