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Luis Enrique is looking forward to Wednesday's battle / MIGUEL RUIZ - FCB

FC Barcelona manager Luis Enrique spoke to the media in the Spanish capital ahead of Wednesday’s second leg where his side will be aiming to book their place in the Champions League semi-finals for the eighth time in nine years.

The manager believes his side is more than capable of rising to the occasion but also warned of the threat that Diego Simeone’s Atletico pose:

Dealing with the cauldron

"If there is a team capable of coping with the Vicente Calderon atmosphere, it's Barça. The better the atmosphere, the more motivation the players have"

Narrow advantage

"We have a small advantage but the tie remains open and we will try to win the match as always."

League lag

“It’s a different competition. We have enough days to analyze the league. Now we are in the Champions League and it is attractive enough to contentrate on this.”

Perfect record

Since taking over as Barca boss, Luis Enrique has won all seven encounters against Atletico, but the boss modesty stated that “it’s always been tough to beat them”.


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