Lionel Messi behind team-mates Xavi and Iniesta

Barcelona forward Lionel Messi returns to training ahead of Champions League semi-final with Bayern Munich

World Player of the Year picked up hamstring injury against PSG

Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates a brace against Athletic Bilbao

Barcelona and Real Madrid win 3-0 as La Liga draws closer to conclusion

Tito Vilanova's side close in on title

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Beckham with PSG's main man, Zlatan Ibrahimovic, during Tuesday's training session

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The tie is level at 2-2 after the first leg

Barcelona forward Lionel Messi (L) and defender Jordi Alba at Barca's training camp

Barcelona v PSG: Barca say 'the feelings are good' over Lionel Messi fitness ahead of crucial Champions League tie

The forward came off injured in the first leg against Paris St Germain

Real Madrid players celebrate with Cristiano Ronaldo after he set them on their way to a comfortable victory in the first leg

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Barcelona forward Lionel Messi scores against PSG in the Champions League

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The Argentina international came off injured in the first leg

Wayne Rooney

PSG admit admiration for Wayne Rooney, but insist no approach has been made for the Manchester United striker

The England forward has been linked with a move away from Old Trafford

Bayern Munich rev up for Juventus Champions League test

Bayern Munich will be in buoyant spirits for the first leg of their Champions League quarter-final match with Juventus tomorrow after they thrashed Hamburg 9-2 at the weekend, the biggest Bundesliga win for 13 years, keeping them 20 points clear at the top. Juventus, meanwhile, beat Internazionale 2-1 on Saturday at San Siro, to keep their nine-point lead at the top of Serie A.

Tito Vilanova

Tito Vilanova plans to 'gradually' return to first team duties with Barcelona

Coach has been in New York receiving treatment for throat cancer

Tito Vilanova

Barcelona coach Tito Vilanova to return from New York

Vilanova has been receiving treatment for throat cancer

Culture clash: Former mentors and managers say Luis Suarez is amazed by the attention paid to his antics

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Pope Francis and Alfredo Di Stefano, pictured in 1963

Did the Pope play football with Real Madrid legend Alfredo Di Stefano?

The pair went to the same school in Buenos Aires

Tito Vilanova

Tito Vilanova will remain coach insists Barcelona sporting director

Manager is in New York receiving cancer treatment

Messi made up for a disappointing showing at the San Siro by lighting up the Nou Camp
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