Dani Alves praised Barcelona's defensive performance following their 3-0 Champions League win over Spartak Moscow on Tuesday.The right-back opened the scoring in the 16th minute before Lionel Messi put the match to bed with two more goals, but Alves was particularly pleased with his side's first clean sheet since their 1-0 victory over Valencia on September 2.
Gerard Pique hailed Lionel Messi's brilliance in the wake of his two-goal display in Barcelona's 3-0 Champions League win on Tuesday.The Argentina international helped the Spanish outfit seal top spot in Group G - and qualification to the knockout stages - with the victory over Spartak Moscow.
Barcelona coach Tito Vilanova was thrilled his side could graft out a win in Russia against Spartak Moscow on Tuesday.The Spanish giants sealed top spot in Champions League Group G with the 3-0 win that included another brace for Lionel Messi and the Argentine's 80th goal in 2012.
Barcelona qualified for the Champions League Round of 16 with a comfortable 3-0 victory over Spartak Moscow on Tuesday.Brazilian defender Dani Alves opened the scoring at the Luzhniki Stadium in the 16th minute with a well-taken half-volley as the visitors asserted their authority early on.
Cesc Fabregas says that there are no excuses for Barcelona not to beat Spartak Moscow in their upcoming Champions League fixture.The two sides will meet on Tuesday at the Luzhniki Stadium in Russia and, despite the strength of the opposition, the artificial pitch and the freezing temperature that the Catalan side will be up against, the Spain international is determined not to let it affect their performance.
Barcelona coach Tito Vilanova has told his side to expect a difficult match against Spartak Moscow in the Champions League on Tuesday.The Catalans beat the Russian side 3-2 in the first meeting of the two sides at Camp Nou, and the 44-year-old is wary of the threat they pose, particularly with former Valencia boss Unai Emery in charge.
Andoni Zubizarreta says Barcelona are determined to reach the knockout stages of the Champions League by beating Spartak Moscow on Tuesday.Barcelona were surprisingly beaten 2-1 by Celtic on matchday four, but they remain well-placed to book a spot in the last 16 of the competition.
Spartak Moscow coach Unai Emery has hailed Barcelona star Lionel Messi prior to their Champions League showdown on Tuesday night.The Ballon d'Or nominee, who recently broke Brazil legend Pele's record for scoring the most goals during one calendar year with his 76th strike against Mallorca, is now only nine behind Gerd Mueller's tally.
|21-11||Alves hails Barca backline|
|21-11||Pique hails Messi magic|
|21-11||Vilanova delights in Barca display|
|20-11||UEFA Champions League Group G wrap: Barca take top honours|
|20-11||No excuses for Barcelona, says Fabregas|
|19-11||Vilanova wary of Spartak threat|
|19-11||Zubizarreta eyes Spartak scalp|
|16-11||Emery salutes ´special´ Messi|