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Catalan centre-back is happy with his team’s comprehensive victory in the Spanish capital last night but is quick to add that the tie is not over yet

Barcelona defender Carles Puyol has expressed his delight at winning 2-0 against Real Madrid on Wednesday evening but has warned against complacency in the second-leg.

The Catalan giants won the first-leg of their Champions League semi-final tie against their arch-rivals at the Bernabeu and are now favourites to qualify for the final of Europe’s premier club competition.

However, captain Puyol believes that Jose Mourinho’s team should not be underestimated and that they cannot rest at ease.

“We played our game and we knew what to expect from them, just as they have done over recent games,” said the Spain international, according to Barcelona’s official website. “We controlled their counter attacks and were lucky to get two goals too.

“It’s a good result, but we mustn’t get over confident.”

Puyol, though, refused to get entangled in the controversy surrounding the ill-tempered match that saw Madrid’s Pepe sent off in the early minutes of the second-half for a challenge on Barca right-back Daniel Alves.

“We just talk about football,” he remarked. “The ref saw a bad tackle and that’s that.”

The second-leg of this last four tie between the two teams is at Camp Nou next week.

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