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Barca welcomes back coach Vilanova, Xavi and Alba

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BARCELONA, Spain (AP)

Barcelona will have midfielder Xavi Hernandez and defender Jordi Alba available for Tuesday's Champions League quarterfinal at Paris Saint-Germain, and the club says coach Tito Vilanova plans to be on the touchline.

Barcelona said on Sunday that Xavi had recovered from a right leg muscle injury, while Alba's right leg had also healed in time.

The Spanish leader also said that ''it is foreseen that coach Tito Vilanova will travel to Paris.''

Vilanova returned Tuesday from a 10-week medical stay in New York, where he received treatment after the removal of a throat tumor in December. Assistant Jordi Roura has been in charge in the interim.

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