FC Barcelona needs a flawless performance at the Camp Nou to overcome the 4-0 deficit from the first semi-final match against the German Bayern Munich..

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Barcelona coach Tito Vilanova and defender Gerard Pique still believing that Barca can turn the tie around

Barcelona midfielder Andres Iniesta has defended the Spanish Primera Liga after both Barca and Real Madrid suffered heavy defeats to German sides Borussia Dortmund and Bayern Munich.

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Pre Match
May 1, 2013 2:45 PM EDT
Camp Nou — Barcelona
Referee:‬ D. Skomina


Andres Iniesta, Barcelona midfielder:
“After the Champions League game, we need to change our mind frame and go to Bilbao to win the game and move one step closer to winning the league. It is clear that Bilbao (Athletic) have a lot at stake and it will be a difficult game, a tough game like games against them usually are.”

Andres Iniesta, Barcelona midfielder:
“The Spanish league is not inferior to the Bundesliga. Neither Barca and Real Madrid are inferior to them (Bayern Munich and Borussia), but rather at this specific moment they won against us and that’s it. We have a second leg and like we said before, we will try to overcome the result. We have to believe we can.”

Andres Iniesta, Barcelona midfielder:
“We have had many years of winning and fighting for everything. It makes no sense to analyse five years of histor by only looking at the game against Bayern Munich. I think you can talk about the end of an era when years go by and you don’t win anything.”

Bayern Munich coach Jupp Heynckes reflected on a remarkable week for the new German champions on Friday, as he prepares his side for Saturday’s visit of Freiburg to the Allianz Arena in the Bundesliga.

Jupp Heynckes, FC Bayern Munich coach:
“I think that both teams (Bayern Munich and Barcelona) have almost an identical starting position now – probably ours is a little bit better. But Barcelona was of course the world-class team number one in the last year and I repeat myself by saying, that I don’t like it to express the chances in percent or to say that it is a high likeliness (for us to reach the final). I don’t like this. I am more of the opinion, that we must play in a similar way in Barcelona as we did here at home, means with the same attitude, with the same strong running, with the same football skills, tactical skills and strength that we have shown. Then I can imagine that it will be a good outcome for us in the end.”

Jupp Heynckes, FC Bayern Munich coach:
Reporter: “Would a Champions League final defeat against Borussia Dortmund be the worst case scenario for you?”
“Oh come on. At first we must get into the final, boy. And then we can talk about this. Mia san mia (Bavarian for: ‘we are what we are’).”

Team probable lineups :

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Alves • Piqué • Abidal • Correia

Xavi • Busquets • Iniesta

Pedro • Messi • Sánchez




Lahm • Boateng • Dante • Alaba

Martínez • Schweinsteiger

Robben • Müller • Ribéry



[colored_box color=”eg. green”]Match prediction : Bayern has a comfort result from the first match,so they can relax a little.On the other side Barcelona is playing at home and a win is a must do for the Catalans.When we know they need to hunt a 4-0 deficit and not to concede any goal,over 2,5 goals looks like a good option here to take for which Bet365 (below) gives a good odd.[/colored_box]


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