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Barcelona coach Pep Guardiola has warned that his side must not underestimate Stuttgart when the two teams meet at Camp Nou in their UEFA Champions League round of 16 second leg clash.

The champions have a slender advantage going into the tie following their away goal in the 1-1 draw in the first leg but Guardiola declared that his side must respect their opponents.

"This is a big competition and we are wary. It's a wonderful challenge and we want to imitate Manchester United, who as champions went on to qualify for the quarter-finals the next year," he declared at a press conference before stating that the crowd at Camp Nou can play a vital part.

"We need the Camp Nou full to the rafters and the people can give us a hand. The crowd is vital. We want to be in the quarter-finals. Tomorrow we may lose, but it is impossible to win so many titles underestimating the opposition. We have not done that and never will."

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