Barca may have played fantasy football to dismantle Bayern but the club chief dismissed any talk of the team already being in the last four as pure fantasy.
The emphatic win almost guarantees the Blaugrana a place in the semi-finals. However, they still have an unpredictable trip to make to the Allianz Arena in Munich next Tuesday, and the club’s president, Joan Laporta, is understandably wary of that journey.
“To think about the next round is a fantasy,” he said during the post-match interviews.
“It is clear that the return leg will be very complicated. Nothing has been decided yet, although we have obtained a good result.
“But in the quarter-finals of the Champions League, there are no easy opponents. We have all seen the other games and none of the results turn out as expected.”
Result and scorelines aside, Laporta was grinning from ear to ear after watching the swashbuckling performance of Pep Guardiola’s men.
“It has been a great night of football against one of
“We played some magical football and in the second half, we were more serious. I believe that we will take a significant advantage to
Finally, when asked about Bayern’s Franck Ribery and the possibility of his transfer to the
“We have a good relationship with them. They know we are interested in him and we know what they want from us. But this is a subject that our technical secretary [Txiki Begiristain] must evaluate and if he brings it up to us, then we will begin direct and clear communication.
“But in any case, we already have a great and complete squad.”
KS Leong, Goal.com