Laporta was last president at Barca between 2003 and 2010, which included overseeing the hugely successful appointment of Pep Guardiola as coach and the iconic treble-winning team of 2008/9.
The 22-year-old Kylian Mbappe's goals in the round of 16 first-leg tie made him the first-ever player to score a hat-trick against Barcelona in the knockout stages of the Champions League.
A touchline argument erupted during a December game over accusations the Romanian fourth official, Sebastian Coltescu, had described Basaksehir's Cameroonian assistant coach Pierre Webo as "black", or "negru" in Romanian.
Coach Mauricio Pochettino was manager of Tottenham in the Premier League for five years and led the Spurs to the Champions League final in 2019.
Neymar was one of five players sent off after an injury-time brawl including punching and kicking at Parc des Princes.
Silva arrives on a free transfer after leaving Paris Saint-Germain following the club's defeat by Bayern Munich in the Champions League final.
Late-night clashes erupted on the Champs-Elysees, where vehicles were set on fire, windows broken and shops vandalised after Paris Saint-Germain lost the final to Bayern Munich in Portugal.
Bayern Munich win the final against Paris St Germain thanks to a goal from former PSG youth academy graduate Kingsley Coman.
Either Paris Saint-Germain will pick up the cup for the first time or Bayern Munich will become six-time winners on Sunday behind closed doors inside Estadio da Luz stadium in Lisbon.
The Germans football club has been unbeaten in 2020, winning 24 of their last 25 matches in all competitions and they have not lost a Champions League game all season.
Angel Di Maria scores a goal and sete up two others in a comfortable 3-0 win over Leipzig making PSG became the first French league club to reach the Champions League final since Monaco in 2004.
A 2-1 victory has sent Paris Saint-Germain into the Champions League semifinals for the first time in 25 years.
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