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Ivan Rakitic celebrates scoring the opener at Vallecas / MIGUEL RUIZ - FCB

After FC Barcelona won 5-1 at Rayo Vallecano, opening goalscorer Ivan Rakitic and fellow midfielders Sergi Roberto and Andrés Iniesta shared their thoughts with the press. Here’s a collection of post-match quotes from the players after a terrific Thursday trip to Madrid.

Ivan Rakitic

“We knew how to take our chances against a very difficult team. It was a great all-round performance.

On the Llorente red card: “He struck me hard. I think the referee made the right decision.”

On the Luis Suárez penalty miss: “You can always miss penalties. We trust in our forwards.”

Sergi Roberto

“Vallecas is always a hard place to come to. They take a lot of risks and that means they get more chances. Rayo always have the same philosophy, win or lose. It’s a team we have a lot of respect for. So we’re very happy to be coming away with three points.”

“We hope we can continue our unbeaten run because that means we’ll be getting more points.”

On the trip to Eibar: “Ipurua will also be a very tough game. But we’ll be going there with the idea of winning another three points.”

Andrés Iniesta

“The team is in fine spirit. We taking things step by step, but they’re solid steps.”

“The penalty thing is a bit weird, but it’s not something that we’re worried about.”


Sergi Roberto’s post game reaction to win at Rayo por fcbarcelona


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