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Rai: PSG Will Score Against Barcelona

08 Apr 2013

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Former Paris Saint-Germain star, Rai

Former Paris Saint-Germain star, Rai is confident that the Ligue 1 leader has what it takes to cause Barcelona's defence problems in the second leg of the Champions League quarterfinals at Camp Nou on Wednesday.

Rai feels Barcelona looked vulnerable in defence during the 2-2 draw at the Parc des Princes last week and he expects the club to have similar issues in the return.

"I think that Paris Saint-Germain will get chances to score over there. I dare even say that I am sure they will score at Camp Nou," the Brazilian was quoted as saying by Le Parisien.

"In the first leg, Barcelona looked shaky at the back on a number of occasions and it will be the same in the return."

He added, "Paris Saint-Germain can cause Barca's defense problems with their speed and feeling for position."

Meanwhile, Paris St Germain centre backs Alex and Thiago Silva have been included in Carlo Ancelotti's squad for the Champions League quarter-final return leg at Barcelona on Wednesday despite injury concerns.

Italy midfielder Thiago Motta, who has only played one game since late January because of a recurring groin injury, was also named for the trip.

PSG will be without suspended holding midfielder Blaise Matuidi as the Qatari-backed club look to qualify for the last four after drawing 2-2 at home in the first leg last week.

Thiago Silva remains a doubt after picking up a knock on his knee in the first leg.

The Brazil defender was left out of PSG's squad at Stade Rennes last Saturday while compatriot Alex also missed the 2-0 win because of a thigh problem.

Tags: Sports, World, RAI, BARCELONA UEFA LEAGUE

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