We’re so happy to have mathematically topped the group” said a beaming Ernesto Valverde after his side had done just that by beating PSV Eindhoven 2-1 in Wednesday night’s Champions League clash.
“And considering how much we have struggled away from home in recent years and found it hard to score goals,” he continued, “I’m especially pleased to have got two wins and a draw this year.”
“PSV played well. They were very lively on the counter attack and the balls we lost meant they were able to get into dangerous positions and even hit the woodwork a few times.”
It was a game of two halves, and after the break Barça looked a whole lot more comfortable.
“It was a hard place to play at" concluded Valverde. "But the more the game progressed the more chances we able to create.”
"This year's group was one of the most difficult in recent years but we have been comfortable winners in most of the games"
We've had a great group stage both home and away. We deserved to win at every ground we played at"