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Iniesta and Messi / Photo Miguel Ruiz - FCB

Andrés Iniesta played a fantastic match at the Sánchez Pizjuán as he was one of the players, along with Xavi, to successfully complete the most passes throughout the 90 minutes of play. The midfielder recognised that it was crucial to defeat Sevilla. “It was important to go top again. The circumstances perhaps weren’t the best but in the end we won the match.”

With this victory Barça are back at the top of La Liga after losing it seven days ago. “When you have a chance you have to take advantage of it. I think this victory will give us strength ahead of the match on Wednesday and for the games to come after that.”

The player also talked about Leo Messi. “Messi always responds. He never misses and in just a few minutes he can change a game. He’s a fundamental player.”

Iniesta believes that it’s impossible to predict how the season will end. “We will fight until the end. The important thing is to not lose a lot of points and to improve as a team.”

Cesc Fàbregas:

“This was a very important match. When you have a chance to take the top spot you have to take advantage of it. It’s good to get it back so quickly.”

“In the first minutes we didn’t play well. They were very intense, but from the point Alexis scored the game was ours.”

“La Liga is very equal at the moment. We have to play each other and we have to be strong. We can’t give away any advantages in games that are already going in our favour. I’m very proud of this team.”

“It was an important and fundamental match. We had to take the top spot in order to regain confidence.”

Xavi Hernández:

“It’s always positive to take the lead in La Liga. But it’s especially special because of how we played. We were the superior side even though we have to improve due to our lack of intensity at the start of the game.”

“We saw a great Barça after the 15 minute mark.”

“The match was important for our confidence. We showed a good version of what we want to be.”


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