Barca coach Luis Enrique says his team’s 2-1 victory over Borussia Moenchengladbach was well-deserved.
Barcelona victory over Gladbach was deserved win – coach Enrique
SHOWS: MOENCHENGLADBACH, GERMANY (SEPTEMBER 28, 2016) (REUTERS – ACCESS ALL)
1. (SOUNDBITE) (Spanish) BARCELONA COACH, LUIS ENRIQUE, SAYING ACCORDING TO SIMULTANEOUS TRANSLATION:
“We are very pleased with the team’s performance this evening, above all because we were playing against a team that had had 18 victories at home, 11 of them back-to-back. They are a team that put on a lot of pressure and spread themselves effectively across the pitch. We had three or four good chances in the first half but then our level dropped and we conceded a goal. In the second half, we definitely had more possession of the ball. We had fewer goal chances than in the first half but we pursued a clear strategy: we were waiting for a corner from the right. It didn’t come for a while but when it did then we were able to score. It’s a well-deserved victory for our team.”
STORY: Barcelona coach Luis Enrique said on Wednesday (September 28) that his team’s Champions League victory over Borussia Moenchengladbach was well-deserved.
“We pursued a clear strategy: we were waiting for a corner from the right. It didn’t come for a while but when it did then we were able to score. It’s a well-deserved victory for our team,” Enrique told reporters.
Barca battled back from a goal down and scored twice in the second half to overcome hosts Gladbach 2-1 in the Group C match despite the absence of the injured Lionel Messi.
Second-half goals from substitute Arda Turan and Gerard Pique gave the Spaniards their second win in two group matches to top the standings, after their opening 7-0 demolition of Celtic.
Barcelona, who had Argentine Messi missing with a groin injury, are now on six points after their second group win.
The hosts, who managed just one shot on target, have zero, after their second loss in the group ended an 11-match winning streak at home in all competitions.