Barca welcomes back coach Vilanova, Xavi and Alba

Barcelona will have midfielder Xavi Hernandez and defender Jordi

Alba available for Tuesday’s Champions League quarterfinal at Paris


The club says coach Tito Vilanova will be there after a medical

stay in New York.

Barcelona says Xavi had recovered from a right leg muscle

injury, while Alba’s right leg had also healed.

The Spanish leader also says ”it is foreseen that coach Tito

Vilanova will travel to Paris.”

Vilanova returned Tuesday from a 10-week 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