The manager warned his players that their 0-0 draw in the Champions League is a precarious result
The Barcelona coach, Ernesto Valverde, accepts the 0-0 draw that his team, which was in Lyon Tuesday in the Champions League, is a "dangerous" result.
Valverde's players generally controlled the proceedings in France, but they were a waste of time in front of goal and Lionel Messi was unable to create many remarkable things.
The return leg at Camp Nou on 13 March will be well placed for the second leg. Barca will be considered the favorite, but Valverde knows that Tuesday's result is an encouragement for Lyon.
"I do not think it's very easy to win in the Champions League," Valverde said. Movistar . "We have absolutely dominated and they have not lost a match in this competition so far this season.
"Lyon had opportunities early but we came back well and we controlled the match until the end.
"We have created a lot of opportunities, but football is a matter of success and we have not had it today.The tie is in the air, 0-0 is a dangerous result, we will not fool ourselves. "
Lyon defender Leo Dubois believes that the draw gives his team every chance of qualifying for the quarter-finals and believes he played well despite the fact that Messi has more than one defender at a time.
"They have a player [Messi] who keeps a busy line of defense, he said. We tried to remove them from the center because they had less threat of wings.
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"The score is good for us, we still have a chance to progress even though we know it will be difficult, we believe in ourselves.
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"We sometimes did not have control, we may have mismanaged some of the situations, they all did their part and they made the effort, we have everything to play in three weeks." C & # 39; it's up to us to play a big game. "
Barcelona will soon have to turn their attention elsewhere, with Sevilla playing against them in a league match on Saturday before consecutive matches against Real Madrid at Bernabeu.