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Barcelona winger predicts tough task against 'complicated' PSG

Tello predicts a tough task against PSG. (©GettyImages)
Tello predicts a tough task against PSG. (©GettyImages).

Barcelona winger Cristian Tello is expecting a tough task in the Champions League when his side travel to France to face Paris Saint-Germain.

The Catalan giants survived a major scare in the last 16 of the competition, coming from two-goals down in the first leg to beat AC Milan 4-2 on aggregate.

A second leg demolition of the Serie ‘A’ outfit has raised expectation levels once again at the Nou Camp, but Tello admits the Blaugrana will not expect to have things all their own way when they travel to the French capital.

"PSG are a complicated rival and even more so with the addition of Ibra," said Tello, according to Yahoo!

"They are equipped in defence and attack, have very quick players, and with the addition of Ibra they will be strong and good in the air, too."

Tito Vilanova is also likely to be in the dugout when Barca travel to PSG on Tuesday night, with the manager returning to Spain earlier this week following treatment for throat cancer in New York.

His return is likely to be a gradual process, but the players are delighted to have him back once again, as Vilanova prepares to take the reigns back from caretaker manager Jordi Roura.

"We are pleased by the return of Tito," Tello added.

"We all needed it. We have been told he'll be coming back gradually, but the important thing is that he is recovering well and is back with us."

Before the massive European clash at the Parc des Princes, Barcelona will first meet Celta Vigo in domestic action on Saturday, with the La Liga leaders looking to defend their 13-point gap at the top of the table.

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