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The technically-gifted Belarussian believes Barca's Champions League opposition are not to be taken lightly.

Despite being the only non-Premier League side that remain in the competition, Barcelona are the bookmakers favourites to lift the Champions League.

Aliaksandr Hleb, though, has admitted that he is wary of his team's chances against London outfit Chelsea, and has declared that the Catalan club must score in the opening leg of their semi-final clash this evening.

He told Sport Express, "I’m sure the game will be difficult. We are at home and we need to win. It is very important that we score. It’s a contest between two excellent sides and will be very tense.

"Everything will depend on how each team performs on the night. I think that the successful side will be the one that is able to make the most of the other side’s mistakes.

"Chelsea are very experienced and well organised," he said. "They are powerful and know exactly how to approach each game."

If Barcelona do what is expected of them and dispose of the Blues to progress to the final, they will face one of Manchester United, or his former club Arsenal. Hleb was blase as to whom he would rather face.

"Honestly, I don’t care. At the moment, I’m only thinking about the game against Chelsea.

"They are two very good teams but, as I said, it makes no difference to me who wins."

Alan Dawson, Goal.com

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