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Martino: Barca Deserved to Beat Atletico
Football Espana, April 2nd, 2014 2:16PM

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Barcelona coach Gerardo Martino revealed that he was happier with the performance than the result as his team drew 1-1 with Ateltico Madrid in the first leg of the UEFA Champions League Quarterfinal series between the La Liga giants. A thunderbolt strike from Atletico substitute Diego Ribas, who replaced the injured Diego Costa, put the visitor in front after 56 minutes. Barca responded well, however, and fifteen minutes later, Neymar finished off a fine piece of play in from Andres Iniesta to level the score.

“The tie is still very even and I don’t know if being the home side for the second-leg counts for much,” Martino said in his post-game press conference. “A 1-1 draw is better for them and we’re a bit down about that but I’m still happy with the performance.”

The Argentine added: “We had intensity for the whole 90 minutes. I think we had more chances and deserved to win…we saw the best of the team after we conceded. ... if we follow this path then we have a chance of success. We deserved another goal or two but the performance gives me reasons to be calm.”

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