Quotes: MENA   Enter Symbol: NewsLetter: Search: advanced

Barcelona can turn Euro pain to Clasico gain: Enrique  Join our daily free Newsletter

MENAFN - The Peninsula - 20/04/2017
No. of Ratings : 0
Add to Mixx!


Barcelona coach Luis Enrique Reuters / Albert Gea Livepic




(MENAFN - The Peninsula) Barcelona:Barcelona boss Luis Enrique insists his final season in charge can still end in glory despite bowing out of the Champions League at the quarter-final stage to Juventus.

Juventus held onto their 3-0 first leg lead to progress to the last four by blunting Barca's star-studded attack in a 0-0 draw on Wednesday.

Neymar left the field in tears, but around the Camp Nou there was appreciation for Barca's valiant effort by the near 100,000 crowd.

"It's a sad night, but we tried until the last minute and that was recognised by the fans at the end," said Enrique, who will step down at the end of the campaign.

"This is (a) team that never gives up, that fights for every title, doesn't relax and always accepts the challenge.

"It is a joy to belong to a club like this."

Barca travel to face eternal rivals Real Madrid in El Clasico on Sunday realistically needing to win to maintain their hopes of a third straight La Liga title.

Madrid lead by three points at the top of the table, but also have a game in hand.

"Barca have a team built to compete, to win trophies and to face every challenge.

"It is clear we are very hurt to be eliminated from a competition that excites us so much, but now comes a key game against the leaders and a direct rival.

"We have to get ready to compete and I am sure we will do that."

Barca will be without Neymar at the Bernabeu through suspension and the Catalans will need Lionel Messi back in top form as the Argentine was off target with the only two clear chances the hosts created on Wednesday.

"We had 13 or 14 shots, but I think only one was on target, which are the ones that tend to do damage," added Enrique.

- Juve believe -

Juventus are now in the last four for the second time in three years under coach Massimiliano Allegri.

However, he believes they are far more equipped to win the Champions League for a third time than when they lost to Barca in the final two years ago.

"The self-belief of the team has grown a lot," said Allegri.

"There are only two players who started tonight who started the final in Berlin.

"That says a lot of how well the club has recruited.

"We are desperate to go as far as we can and achieve something extraordinary."

Barca defender Gerard Pique recognised that Juventus had deserved to go through over the two legs.

"Overall they were the better team and deserved to go through," he told BeIN #Sports Spain.

"Little-by-little we started to create chances, but they built a mountain. It wasn't to be."

And Pique also called on the Barca players to reward the fans' support at full-time with victory in the Clasico.

"That the fans were still singing needs to be remembered. I think it is one of the few times I have seen the Camp Nou like that in a defeat. It moved me and makes me proud," he added.

"We will go to the Bernabeu to compete and try to win.

"In the last few years it has been good to us. We are not in our best moment, but we can win."

MENAFN2004201700630000ID1095407116


 


The Peninsula




  MENA News Headlines
 Apr 28 2017 - 10 UAE locals to compete among others for 2 IFBB Pro CardsMENAFN Press
(MENAFN Editorial) EINPresswire.com/ -- 10 UAE locals to compete among others for 2 IFBB Pro Cards Fujairah News; Ten UAE national amateur bodybuilders will compete, among others, for two ...

 Apr 28 2017 - CEO Licensing Authority for RTA Dubai at the Smart Mobility UAE Forum and AwardsMENAFN Press
(MENAFN Editorial) EINPresswire.com/ -- Transportation experts gathered in Dubai last month to discuss smart mobility and highlight the needs in order to achieve Smart City KPIs at the Smart Mobility ...

 Apr 28 2017 - Introducing Digitize FZC: Digital Marketing ConsultantsMENAFN Press
(MENAFN Editorial) Digital Differentiators for marketing strategization and collaboration. Digitize your day with Digital Differentiators— UnknownRIYADH, SAUDIA ARABIA, KINGDOM OF SAUDI ...

 Apr 28 2017 - ITR's report on study of Global Monarchy gives this years title of 'Most Efficient Monarch' to Bahrain's King HamidMENAFN Press
(MENAFN Editorial) International Transparency Report (ITR) based in Geneva, MANAMA, MANAMA, BAHRAIN, April 19, 2017 /EINPresswire.com/ -- ITR conducted a Survey based on country GDP, Cost of ...

 Apr 28 2017 - Lebanese Minister of Energy and Water to Lead Speaker Line Up at Lebanon International Oil & Gas Summit 2017MENAFN Press
(MENAFN Editorial) HE Eng. Cesar Abi Khalil will lead speaker programme at LIOG 2017 BEIRUT, LEBANON , April 4, 2017 /EINPresswire.com/ -- Organisers have confirmed that HE Eng. Cesar Abi Khalil, ...

 Apr 28 2017 - Unite with Tomorrowland Dubai Tickets on SALE NOWMENAFN Press
(MENAFN Editorial) Tickets, Hotel Packages and VIP Tables now available at Platinumlist.net for UNITE with Tomorrowland Dubai DUBAI, DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES, April 19, 2017 /EINPresswire.com/ ...

 Apr 28 2017 - The New De'Longhi's Multifry Multicooker Extra Chef Plus for your Ramadan CookingMENAFN Press
(MENAFN Editorial) The three new accessories a bowl with paddle, a bowl without paddle, a grill accessory - and the additional Grill function, will allow you be even more creative with your ...

 Apr 29 2017 - 10 WONDERFUL YEARS! Push Up Wonder Jeans are celebrating their 10th anniversary with a campaign starring Sara CarboneroMENAFN Press
(MENAFN Editorial) Ten years ago, after a deep study of the female body, SALSA became a pioneer in the world of denim when it launched the innovative Push Up Wonder jeans, originally a low-waisted ...

 Apr 29 2017 - Bollywood superstar Kareena Kapoor to launch product line at Beautyworld Middle East 2017MENAFN Press
(MENAFN Editorial) Leading beauty and wellness trade showcase poised to set new participation and attendance records Dubai, UAE, April 29, 2017: Indian superstar actress and leading fashion and ...

 Apr 29 2017 - Bourn Hall Fertility Centre Raises Awareness and Support on Fertility IssuesMENAFN Press
(MENAFN Editorial) Partners with UAE's only IVF and Fertility Support Group to eliminate social stigma attached with infertility April 28, 2017, Dubai, UAE: With the aim to provide education, ...

more...


 





Google

 
 

Middle East North Africa - Financial Network

MENAFN News Market Data Countries Tools Section  
 

Middle East North Africa - Financial Network
Arabic MENAFN

Main News
News By Industry
News By Country

Search News
Market Indices
Quotes & Charts

Global Indices
Arab Indices

Commodoties

Oil & Energy

Currencies Cross Rates
Currencies Updates
Currency Converter

USA Stocks
Arab Stocks
 

Algeria 
Bahrain 
Egypt 
Iraq
Jordan 
Kuwait 
Lebanon
Morocco 
Oman 
Palestine
Qatar 
Saudi Arabia 
Syria
Tunisia 
UAE 
Yemen

Weather
Economic Calendar
Financial Glossary


Financial Calculators

RSS Feeds [XML]

Corporate Monitor

Events

Real Estate
Submit Your Property

Arab Research
Buy a Research

Press Releases
Submit your PR

Join Newsletters


 
© 2014 menafn.com All Rights Reserved.  Terms of Service | Privacy Policy | Contact Us | Advertise | About MENAFN | Career Opportunities | Feedback | Help