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Barcelona dominates Manchester City

March 18, 2015 by  
Filed under UEFA Champions League

Champions League leg 2 round of 16: FC Barcelona 1-0 Manchester City (3-1 on aggregate)

Reactions – Coach Barcelona Luis Enrique

I think tonight was a special night and a very positive one for us and the fans. We achieved our objective and we didn’t gamble with the result. We had endless chances to score. We could have closed the match out before that penalty came along. In the second half we created loads of chances but we had a spectacular Joe Hart in goal.

However, it was a fantastic night for us and now we have to wait for the draw. Lionel Messi, we all know what he is like. For me he is part of football history and of course he’s an asset for us. We were asking the players to keep calm but when they see there’s a chance to score they just go for it without thinking.

Coach MCFC – Manuel Pellegrini

“We lost against a better team, without doubt. It is very difficult to beat Barcelona, especially with Messi.”

“We all want to continue in the Champions League , but we need to improve in Europe. In the last two years we have improved because we have qualified for the last 16. In both of those years we have played against Barcelona, but in the other years we didn’t qualify past the group stage.

“Maybe it was not our best chance to continue in Europe this year because we have important restrictions on the amount of players and amount of money we can spend, so it was a difficult year for our team in that sense.

“But I think if we weren’t drawn against Barcelona we might have had a chance to continue.” /

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