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Luis Suárez, Sergio Busquets and Marc-Andre Ter Stegen spoke to the press after the 3-1 defeat to Manchester City in Tuesday’s Champions League clash, and although there was clearly despondence in their words after the loss, the mood is still upbeat. And with good reason. Barça are still three points clear at the top of the table with just two games left to play.

Here’s the pick of the post-match quotes:

Luis Suárez

“We were the better side in the first half and we should have taken a few more of our chances. But going 2-1 down so early in the second half hurt us badly.”

“There’s no need to panic. Our fate is still in our own hands. But if we want to finish top, we’ll have to win our last two games.”

Sergio Busquets

“We knew it would be a difficult game and the team that created the most pressure and won the most balls would win.”

“We dominated the first half and had the chance to make it 2-0. But we let them off and they were the better team in the second half. They were more effective than we were, that’s all there is to say.”

“A season is a long time. There will be games like this and City are a great team that will fight for everything. That’s what the Champions League is all about.”

Ter Stegen

“We made mistakes in this game that we don’t usually make. That meant that they created more chances than we did. We made things difficult for ourselves.”

“After they equalised, they started creating a lot more danger.”

“For the second goal, there were a lot of people in front in me, so I couldn’t see the ball properly.”

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