Gerard Piqué scored the winner and afterwards spoke to the press | MIGUEL RUIZ - FCB

Gerard Piqué, Arda Turan, Andrés Iniesta, Sergio Busquets and Ivan Rakitic all spoke into the media's microphones after the 2-1 win away to Borussia Mönchengladbach that has left Barça two points clear at the top of Champions League Group C. Here’s a pick of the post-match quotes:

Gerard Piqué

“It was a fair result against a very dangerous team on the counter attack, which was how they managed to score with the only chance they created in the first half.”

“We made some good changes in the second half and there were fewer mistakes. These were three very important points for us.”

Arda Turan

"This was a hard game for us today. But we found our rhythm a lot more in the second half."

"I work for the team. Luis Enrique told me to attack so that’s what I did."

Andrés Iniesta

"We managed to turn a difficult game around. It was a great all-round performance."

"We found it hard to find space with them pegged back so deep in defence. We thought they’d come out and put us under pressure, but that wasn’t the case."

"We changed things in the second half and there was more continuity to the way we played."

"It was a very demanding game and the three points will do us a lot of good. The important thing is that we got through a very difficult match and now have six points."

Sergio Busquets

"We knew we’d be up against a good side and one that has gone unbeaten at home for several months."

"We weren’t well positioned to generate pressure and that gave them openings. They kept things very tight in the middle and were lethal on the counter attack. But we played great in the second half and managed to turn the game around."

"We will always miss Leo Messi. When you win by such a tight margin you always notice his absence more."

Ivan Rakitic

"They’re a well-structured team, and they play intense football. But we played well. We need to carry on like this."

"In general, it was a tough game, very intense. We managed to come from behind in a very awkward match.”

“They laid out a very strong defensive line and that meant there was very little room for manoeuvre."

Arda Turan named UEFA Man of the Match

The Turk was handed the MVP award in recognition of a fine performance in Mönchengladbach - and that was an especially impressive accomplishment considering he was only on the field for the last half hour of the 90 minutes. There’s no doubt that his presence had a game-changing impact, one that was rewarded the equalising goal. As Andrés Iniesta commented after the final whistle: “Arda made a major contribution, both thanks to his goal and the way he played.”

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