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Barcelona v Paris preview

Though FC Barcelona coach Luis Enrique insists he has no special plan for the returning Zlatan Ibrahimović, Laurent Blanc feels the Swede will thrive on having "nothing to lose".

Barcelona v Paris: second leg build-up ©AFP/Getty Images

• Luis Enrique: The return of Zlatan Ibrahimović, Marco Verratti "doesn't change matters"
• Paris's Ibrahimović and Verratti are available after serving one-game bans
• Barcelona lead 3-1 following the first leg in France last week
• Laurent Blanc: "PSG are building a great club and Barcelona are already a great club"
• The semi-final draw takes place in Nyon on Friday at 12.00CET

Possible lineups
Barcelona: Ter Stegen; Alves, Piqué, Mascherano, Alba; Rakitić, Busquets, Iniesta; Suárez, Messi, Neymar.
Out: Vermaelen (hamstring)

Paris: Sirigu; Van der Wiel, David Luiz, Marquinhos, Maxwell; Verratti, Cabaye, Matuidi; Cavani, Ibrahimović, Pastore.
Out: Silva (hamstring), Motta (hamstring), Aurier (suspended)

Luis Enrique, Barcelona coach
Ibrahimović is back, but that doesn't change matters because PSG will play in the same style. Ibra and Verratti are very important players for them, so their quality will, of course, increase.

I only think in terms of winning. I understand a victory is much better than a draw. We will have to work hard at times tomorrow, like we did in Paris, and at other moments we will feel stronger. I don't want to settle for a draw because I only think about winning.

I have a positive feeling because we know Paris very well, just like they know us. We want to improve on the way we played in Paris in the group stage. We hope to resolve those problems and enjoy the game.

Ibrahimović is capable of having a shot on goal at any time – he's one of the best strikers in the world. We know him very well and he represents an extra source of motivation for us. We might change our plan a bit, but not because of Ibra or Verratti. We sometimes change it to create more problems for the opposition, not because of individual players.

Messi is at his best at the moment. He is very fit and has scored 400 goals, which is an unbelievable figure. He is unique.

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Laurent Blanc, Paris coach
We all know the task is extremely difficult. Our problem is that we have to score goals, though I do believe we will have plenty of chances. We have a small chance of winning but it's practically impossible not to concede against Barcelona.

We have nothing to lose and Ibra likes that kind of match. He has been training every day and even if he's not playing, he's in great form at the moment. He is well rested which is good for future games. We don't only have the objective of the Champions League, but other objectives too.

Barça are a big club, everyone knows that. The club are fortunate enough to have players who will be remembered for years after their retirement. There's a difference between PSG and Barça; PSG are building a great club and Barcelona are already a great club. We know we are not here on a school trip, we know Barcelona will also want to win so we have to be strong.

I don't like the word 'revenge'. This is a football match and if I analyse all the games between PSG and Barça, Barça always have possession. It's no surprise that this will happen again. I would like that to change but Barcelona are one of the best in the world. I am convinced we will have chances to score and we will be more efficient than in Paris.

Weekend results
Barcelona 2-0 Valencia CF (Suárez 1, Messi 90+4)
OGC Nice 1-3 Paris (Bodmer 45+1; Pastore 39 63, Cavani 69pen)

Form guide (all competitions, most recent first)
Barcelona: WWDWWW

Match facts
• This is the third time the teams have met at this stage of the competition. Who prevailed on the first two occasions? Find out in our extensive match background.

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