Xavi Hernandez has handed Barcelona a late fitness boost today by being cleared to play in tonight’s clash with Milan.

The midfielder was a slight doubt after struggling in recent weeks to fully recover from a thigh injury sustained in February.

However, as reports believed in predicting the likely line-ups for tonight’s game against the Rossoneri, the 33-year-old has been handed the medical all clear by club doctors today.

Barca head into Tuesday evening’s Champions League Last 16 second leg chasing the tie, with a 2-0 score-line from the first leg to turn around.

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