Champions League

Tito Vilanova expected to return

March 31, 2013
By Associated Press

BARCELONA, Spain -- Barcelona will have midfielder Xavi Hernandez and defender Jordi Alba available for Tuesday's Champions League quarterfinal at Paris Saint-Germain.

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 La Liga 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 interim.