Barcelona midfielder Andres Iniesta is looking forward to playing against Arsenal’s Cesc Fabregas in the Champions League final in Paris.

Although Iniesta is three years older than Fabregas, the pair were both in Barca’s youth ranks at the same time and have played together for Spain’s Under-21 side.

“It would be beautiful to have a duel with Cesc in Paris, I think it’s good that two young players like us will be there,” he told radio Marca.

“Arsenal are a great team, they have many qualities, if they have made the final it’s because they deserve it.

“There are no favourites for the final – that’s not trying to play mind-games, it’s just the truth is that there are no favourites in finals.”

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