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Zubizarreta plots Wembley return

Created on 12 Apr., 2013 4:16 PM GMT

Barcelona director Andoni Zubizarreta wants his team to overcome Bayern Munich and seal a return to "a magical place", Wembley Stadium.

Barca were drawn to face Bayern in the semi-finals of the Champions League, the prize on offer a final in London, the scene of the Catalan club's previous European Cup triumphs in 1992 and 2011.

And although Bayern Munich - already crowned Bundesliga champions this season - represent a formidable obstacle for Tito Vilanova's men to overcome, Barca are determined to progress to this year's tournament decider.

"We hope to reach Wembley, a magical place for us," former Spain international Zubizarreta told reporters following the draw in Nyon on Friday.

"We are two great teams, with different styles. But we are going to play our football and enjoy it. That's what we like doing.

"Last season we were knocked out in the semi-finals, but we're going to ignore the speculation and focus on Bayern."

The Catalans will travel to Bavaria for the first leg on April 23 before hosting Jupp Heynckes' men at Camp Nou the following week.

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