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Navas still harbouring quadruple hopes

26 February 2014 09:37

Jesus Navas retains hopes of clinching the quadruple with Manchester City, despite their UEFA Champions League first-leg loss to Barcelona.

City lie third in the Premier League, three points behind leaders Chelsea with a game in hand, and have a League Cup final against Sunderland and an FA Cup quarter-final with Wigan Athletic to come in the next two weeks.

However, Manuel Pellegrini's men face a huge task to progress further in the Champions League, having lost the first leg of their round-of-16 tie with Barca 2-0 at the Etihad Stadium.

But Navas, who City felt was fouled in the build up to the Catalans' first goal last Tuesday, remains optimistic of a historic quadruple.

"We are still alive in everything," the Spain international told the Manchester Evening News.

"I think we have a good enough team to have a chance in all four. We will fight to the end.

"There are a lot of games. But the reason is because we are battling on every front. It's not a complaint.

"I think we can go there (Barcelona) and make a statement.

"We can go and do something very important. It's possible.

"I think we can go and give a good account of ourselves. We will fight to the end."

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Competition
UEFA Champions League
Date
18 February 2014
Kick-off
20:45
Half-time
0 - 0
Full-time
0 - 2
On aggregate
1 - 4
Venue
Etihad Stadium (Manchester)
Attendance
46033

Goals

0 - 1
54' L. Messi (PG)
0 - 2
90' Dani Alves
 (assist by Neymar)

Lineups

# Player Bookings
1
22 23' 90'
3
18
14 76'
4
8
6
16
10 54'
9
Coach: G. Martino

Substitutes

# Player Bookings
6
8
10
2
14
30
35
# Player Bookings
11
24
7
13
15
17
21

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