Xavi passes late fitness test ahead of AC Milan game

12 March 2013 01:17

Barcelona midfielder Xavi Hernandez has been declared fit to play against AC Milan in their crucial Champions League tie, the club said on Tuesday.

The 33-year-old took a full part in training with his team-mates on Tuesday after missing Barca's previous two games due to a hamstring problem.

"Xavi has received the all-clear from the medical staff after training at midday on Tuesday and will be available for the huge match against Milan," said a statement on the club's website.

Barca have an up-hill task if they are to progress to the quarter-finals though as the Italians take a 2-0 lead to the Nou Camp thanks to goals from Kevin-Prince Boateng and Sulley Muntari in the first-leg three weeks ago.

Source: AFP