Roura: Vilanova back from New York

Barcelona assistant Coach Jordi Roura has revealed that Tito Vilanova will return to from New York in time to take charge against Malaga.

The Blaugrana boss has been in America seeing specialist following a cancer relapse last year.

But the 45-year-old has claimed that Vilanova will be back from the game against Manuel Pellegrini's side.

“Yes, Tito will be in Malaga,” he told a Press conference. “He is feeling very strong and lively – and that is important for everyone.

“Tito's presence will encourage the whole group.”

He then commented on the game itself, remarking the strengths posed by the Andalusian team.

“We have to maintain the level of play and intensity we've been showing in recent months.

“But we know that won't be easy – Malaga are fourth place for a reason.

“They have had economic problems off the field, but on it they are having an extraordinary campaign.”

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