VALDES LOOKING FOR REAL MADRID

Barcelona goalkeeper Victor Valdes has said that the prospect of facing Real Madrid excites him more than anything else, according to the Free Football Bet website.

The Spanish champions defeated Shakhtar Donetsk 1-0 in the second-leg of their quarter-final tie in Ukraine on Tuesday evening to go through 6-1 on aggregate.

Barcelona are now set to face Jose Mourinho's side in the last four with their La Liga rivals holding a 4-0 lead over Tottenham ahead of Wednesday's second leg, and Valdes is looking forward to the confrontation against their arch-rivals.

“I am happy with how things are going,” Valdes enthused, according to Spanish daily AS. “In addition, the team is playing better than in other years and we hope to prove this with titles.”