Asked to Stay Vigilant Barcelona at the Vicente Calderon
Barcelona – Atletico Madrid 1-0 advantage over that obtained from the first leg of the quarterfinals of the Copa del Rey rated Ivan Rakitic not too safe to Barcelona. Therefore, Barca are asked to remain vigilant in the second leg.
In the first leg of the last eight at the Camp Nou, Barça won 1-0. Host a single goal victory created by Lionel Messi.
This victory is a good capital for Barca in the second leg stare that will be played at the Vicente Calderon on Thursday (29/01/2015) pm dawn next week. However, Barca must remain vigilant because Atletico certainly would appear adamant on home turf.
“We have to be ready for the next leg. Score 1-0 our favor, but it is still very open. They pressed more at home. It will be very difficult,” said Rakitic told Barca TV as quoted by Football Espana.
“We played a complete game. The goal is to qualify for the semifinals and continues to be on this path,” he added.
These results extend the series against Atletico Barca victory. Direction of Luis Enrique‘s team has now won its last five games in all competitions.
In order to maintain momentum, Rakitic asked Barca to first focus on the game against Elche in La Liga on Sunday (01/25/2015) pm dawn, before the trip to Atletico in the second leg.
“What is important now is the match against Elche. We want to continue what we already have in recent weeks. We have to be strong and ready to face the future,” said Rakitic.
“Everything is increased. The team is already on the right track in recent weeks and are very positive. We have to continue like this,” lugasnya.