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

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


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