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The Copa Libertadores holders' head coach stressed that it's nearly impossible to defeat the Catalans following Sunday's lopsided loss

Santos coach Muricy Ramalho has voiced his opinion that it's nearly impossible to beat Barcelona in the wake of his side's 4-0 Club World Cup final loss against the Catalans on Sunday.

A brace from Lionel Messi and goals from Xavi and Cesc Fabregas helped the Spanish giants to the world title and Ramalho was full of praise for Barcelona.

"We don't feel defeated, overall. There is no shame in losing to Barcelona. Their quality makes the difference in football. We tried to stop Barcelona's players, but it was hard. I don't think anybody can beat them," Ramalho said during the post-match press conference.

"I have learned a lot from this game. It is very hard to talk about beating Barcelona now. They have played many teams in the world and they usually beat all of them. It is almost impossible to defeat them.

 

"Still our dream of beating Barcelona continues. I told my players: 'Let's come back [to the CWC] next year.' We need big goals and need to keep dreaming. We need to be humble, but we also need to keep our dreams alive."

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