Javier Mascherano returend to training following the knee injury he suffered last month, while Pedro Rodriguez looks set to face Atletico Madrid on Sunday after recovering from an illness.
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.
Thiago Silva believes playing without Javier Mascherano and Carles Puyol would be a bigger blow to Barcelona than being unable to field Lionel Messi, but has insisted the Catalans are the best side on the planet.
FIFA.com previews this week's UEFA Champions League quarter-final second legs, with big guns from Spain and Germany in pole position to advance after first-leg gains.
With Bayern Munich-Juventus, Malaga-Borussia Dortmund, Paris Saint-Germain-Barcelona and Real Madrid-Galatasaray on the menu, FIFA.com previews the quarter-final, first-leg action in the UEFA Champions League.
We take a look back at the most memorable quotes from the last week. We hear from Gianluigi Buffon on his 'dog years', Falcao on fellow Roma legend Francesco Totti and the enigmatic Eric Cantona on Jose Mourinho's methods.