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Martino: Barca Will Not Relax in Second-Leg vs. City
Football Espana, February 19th, 2014 11:37AM

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Following a comfortable 2-0 win against Manchester City in the UEFA Champions League Round of 16 first-leg at the Etihad on Tuesday, Barcelona coach Gerardo Martino promised that his players would not lose concentration during the return at the Camp Nou on March 12. Star striker Lionel Messi gave the visitor the lead from the penalty spot in the 54th minute and Dani Alves secured the win in the 90th minute.

In his post-game press conference, Martino said he was mostly satisfied with the performance. “For 10 minutes during the first half we lost control a little, but in the rest of the game we did well,” the Argentine said. “We have to remain calm and continue along the same path because there is no time to relax as we must now start thinking about our next game in La Liga.” He added: “We have clear objectives in each tournament. We can play better or we can play worse than tonight but in no way are we going to relax."

Messi, who was brought down by compatriot Martin Demichelis for the penalty (which looked like it could have been outside the box), said: “We’ve taken an important step, with the two away goals. They have a great team and [Sergio] Kun Aguero will be back for the second leg and it’s not decided yet.”

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