Xavi was among those present as Barcelona’s Medical Services was granted FIFA Medical Centre of Excellence status. Afterwards, he told FIFA.com the significance of having a medical centre of such calibre available to those at the club.
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Xavi has outlined the influence of Lionel Messi and backed him to star against Bayern Munich, insisted Barcelona will attack in Germany and spoken about the importance of keeping possession.
Xavi and Bastian Schweinsteiger are the midfield lynchpins for their respective club sides and are due to face off in the UEFA Champions League. FIFA.com looks at a selection of fascinating numbers involving the pair.
Xavi has discussed why playing good football can be more important than results, the extra motivation he feels to reach the UEFA Champions League final at Wembley, and Barcelona’s comeback against AC Milan.
Following a 2-2 draw in France, Javier Pastore fired Paris Saint-Germain into the lead in Spain, but a sizzling Pedro strike proved enough to earn Barcelona a 1-1 draw that sent them through on away goals.