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The Barcelona frontman admits that the tie isn't over despite Barcelona securing a first leg 2-0 victory at the Madrid's Bernabeu stadium

David Villa refused to comment on Real Madrid and instead praised his Barcelona teammates after their 2-0 Champions League semi-final first leg victory over their fierce rivals at the Bernabeu.

A Lionel Messi brace put the Pep Guardiola's men into a commanding position going in to the second leg at the Nou Camp, however they were given a helping hand after Madrid defender Pepe was given his marching orders for a tackle on Dani Alves.

And speaking to www.as.com after the match, the Barca striker said: “I think we were far superior throughout the match. I think Madrid being reduced to ten men was crucial.

“It’s a red card and when you fail you have to pay”.

However, Villa refused to agree that the tie was over and insisted he expected a challenging second leg.

"We have a tough game at home [in the return leg]," he added.

"For now, we must think about the league and get ready for a very tough ninety minutes.

“We won the first leg of the semi-finals. We played our way and this must be maintained.

“We opened the field a lot to them, they made it difficult but we had the players in midfield.

"Today we are happy.”


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