We have to play a perfect game against Juventus: Iniesta

We have to play a perfect game against Juventus: Iniesta

Barcelona midfielder Andres Iniesta also believes today's Juventus match has many similarities to the PSG encounter. Photograph: (Agencia EFE)

Barcelona, Spain Apr 19, 2017, 04.34 PM (IST)

Barcelona midfielder Andres Iniesta acknowledged on Tuesday that his team has to provide a perfect performance to turn around the result against Juventus in the second leg of the Champions League quarterfinals at Camp Nou stadium, after a thrashing 0-3 first leg defeat.

Barcelona had made a historical comeback against Paris Saint-Germain in the fourth round, after a 0-4 defeat at the Parc des Princes, wrapping up the match with a 6-1 victory at Camp Nou.

Barcelona finds itself in the same situation today, but this time against Juve's almost impregnable defense.

On the first leg in Turin, Iniesta said: "It was a tough loss, but we're potent. We can sow doubt in our opponents and try to turn the tables."

"We have to play a perfect game. We have to create the maximum number of chances and score goals," he added.

Asked whether Barça can make another comeback, the veteran midfielder said: "Twice? It's complicated, but if we can get close and create uncertainty in our opponents, the team will have a chance."

Iniesta also believes that Wednesday's match has many similarities to the PSG encounter, explaining that "it's similar in that we have to score goals and give our rivals little chance to do so." 

He added "mentality is key from the opening minute. We have to score goals, and the earlier, the better."

(Agencia EFE)

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Barcelona is set to clash against Juventus at Camp Nou today hoping to turn the three goal deficit suffered in the first leg

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