Champions League semifinals leg 1: FC Barcelona 3-0 Bayern Munich

Luis Enrique (FC Barcelona coach)

“In the last 15 minutes we won the game but not the tie. I am sure that the team will take the second leg as responsibly as they should”.

“We didn’t expect anything other than a tight game between two teams that would put on pressure whenever they didn’t have the ball.”

“If we weren’t such a good side, we’d have no chance against Bayern. The play was balanced for a very long time but we created more goalscoring chances and the players are to be thanked for that.”

“I had no doubt that Bayern would come to attack because that’s how Pep Guardiola understands football. We’ll do the same when we go to Munich, we’ll try to take the game to Bayern. I knew Pep would try to keep the ball from us, so we had to think about what we’d do whenever we couldn’t manage to get it back.”

“In such a huge game against such a top level team, the small details tip the balance. And we have three incredible players up front. They were spectacular in the last 15 minutes. I hope that my best night as manager has yet to come, but this has been a great night, no doubt about that.”

“Getting into the Champions League final is a very big prize and I am sure that the team will take the second leg as responsibly as they should.”

“We are going to try to win the return leg and make our fans happy. The Camp Nou was spectacular throughout the match, especially in the last 15 minutes. I like it when the fans are optimistic. We need their support and it will be harder over there because they’ll have their fans”

“We are used to Messi showing us that he is a player from another dimension. But we should also note how much ground was covered by the defenders and attackers tonight.”

Pep Guardiola (Bayern Munich)

“The team fought like heroes for 77 minutes und battled away. I’m sad, not because of the result but due to the course of the match. We could have done a little better than that.”

“At 1-0 or even 2-0 you’ve still got a chance in the return. But 3-0 makes it tough. we kept the game relatively open, although Barça did have the better of the chances.”

We had it under control but we’ve thrown it away in the space of five minutes. On top of that, the last goal by Neymar is obviously a killer. It’s very irritating, painful and disappointing that we fell apart like that after conceding the opener.”

We’ll give it everything through to the very end. We have nothing more to lose.”

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