Barcelona's Cesc Fabregas has admitted that the absence of Xavi Hernandez is still a major drag on FC Barcelona.
"Xavi is a leader, have joy and character. It is vital and unique," he pointed Fabregas after completing the Champions League match in Germany, this time again could not involve Xavi, who is recuperating for a few problems physical.
The game on Tuesday, Fabregas said that the Bayer Leverkusen had been a "hardware", and thus gave credibility to the work they have done Barca.
"The tie is on track. We must continue on the same line. Now we have to tighten in the league. The difference of ten points is very large, but we carry a large shield and should be left up." (via SPORT)