Gerard Pique believes home advantage can help Barcelona overturn a 2-0 deficit against AC Milan to progress in the Champions League.
An uncharacteristically poor Barca display at the San Siro three weeks ago has left their European hopes dangling by a thread, but Pique insisted his confidence was high ahead of Tuesday's second leg at the Nou Camp.
"I have a feeling that we can do it," the defender said. "I honestly believe that we have the team, the talent and the players to make it to the next round. We're going up against one of the big teams in Europe, AC Milan, who have a long history of winning the Champions League and the Italian league.
"They are a very complicated rival, but we have the Camp Nou on our side and one of the best FC Barcelona teams in club history...
"This team can do this and much more."
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Barcelona vs AC Milan - Starting XIs
Barcelona: Valdes, Alves, Pique, Mascherano, Alba, Xavi, Iniesta, Busquets, Villa, Messi, Pedro.
Subs: Pinto, Puyol, Adriano, Fabregas, Song, Alexis, Tello.
AC Milan: Abbiati, Mexes, Zapata, Abate, Boateng, Flamini, Montolivo, Constant, Ambrosini, Niang, El Shaarawy.
Subs: Amelia, De Sciglio, Bonera, Muntari, Nocerino, Robinho, Bojan.
Schalke vs Galatasaray - Starting XIs
Schalke: Hildebrand, Howedes, Uchida, Matip, Kolasinac, Bastos, Hoger, Draxler, Neustadter, Farfan, Pukki.
Subs: Fahrmann, Metzelder, Fuchs, Barnetta, Moritz, Meyer, Obasi.
Galatasaray: Muslera, Nounkeu, Semih Kaya, Eboue, Hamit Altintop, Selcuk Inan, Melo, Riera, Sneijder, Drogba, Burak Yilmaz.
Subs: Eray Iscan, Gokhan Zan, Hakan Balta, Sabri Sanoglu, Yekta Kurtulus, Amrabat, Umut Bulut.
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Pique has no worries that Barca can get the goals they need, pointing to their outstanding scoring record in the La Liga, but admits the job he and his fellow defenders face is much more difficult.
"A Milan goal would complicate things tremendously," he said. "Small details will end up deciding the match."
Assistant coach Jordi Roura promised to take the match to Milan but told his players there was no need to panic.
"We have to have cool heads and not lose our focus at any point in the game," said Roura, overseeing first-team affairs with head coach Tito Vilanova undergoing cancer treatment. "Two goals can be scored in a few minutes or over 90...
"Milan will try to preserve their lead, but our obligation is to attack."
Roura has a full complement of players to pick from with the possible exception of Xavi, who is still working his way back from a hamstring injury.
The Spain midfielder has been training since Friday, but Roura is making no promises regarding his availability.
"His recovery is positive but we'll wait until Tuesday's training session to make a decision," he said.
In Tuesday's other game, Schalke entertain Galatasaray with the tie evenly poised a 1-1 but the Bundesliga side have dismissed fears they could suffer a hangover from their 2-1 derby success against Borussia Dortmund; a game which saw them lose striker Klaas-Jan Huntelaar to a knee injury.
The Holland frontman is out of the return leg but coach Jens Keller claimed his side would be ready for the match.
He said at the press conference: "The lads are physically very fit. I think they have shown that impressively in recent weeks.
"And so if anyone should feel tired, this feeling will evaporate at the latest when they walk into the stadium and hear the Champions League anthem.
"We will of course take the positive feeling of the derby win into this game. The euphoria and the way we played our football against Borussia Dortmund and were supported by the fans was very special and can definitely help us against Galatasaray."
Midfielder Julian Draxler will be expected to pose some of the hosts' attacking threat in the absence of Huntelaar and said the team were raring to go.
"We want to take in the momentum and confidence from the victory in the derby and reach the quarter-finals," the 19-year-old said.
Keller revealed Finland international Teemu Pukki was "an option" to come in for Huntelaar to lead the line.
Turkish Super Lig leaders Gala have had one more day to prepare than their hosts, but suffered an embarrassing 1-0 home defeat to Genclerbirligi in their last outing last Friday.
But Keller insisted he was not reading anything into that performance.
"Galatasaray's weak last league game does not interest us, the Champions League is a different competition," he said.
It was of concern, though, to Gala boss Fatih Terim, who branded it "unworthy of our club" and demanded an immediate improvement.
"In the league you can make up for lost points, but in continental competition weak performances are punished," he was quoted as saying by kicker.de.
"On Tuesday we have to improve our level significantly."
Gala can call on Champions League winners Didier Drogba and Wesley Sneijder, but Draxler warned Schalke could not just focus on stopping those two.
"They are very strong as a team too," he said.
Tuesday's UEFA Champions League Fixtures
Barcelona vs AC Milan
Schalke vs Galatasaray
Wednesday's UEFA Champions League Fixtures
Bayern Munich vs Arsenal
Malaga vs Porto
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