Iniesta: Barca have what it takes to turn tide

BARCELONA star Andres Iniesta believes his team-mates have what it takes to save their Champions League dreams tonight.

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Andres Iniesta will be very important for Barcelona against AC Milan tonight
Andres Iniesta will be very important for Barcelona against AC Milan tonight

The Spanish giants go into the second-leg of their last 16 showdown with AC Milan trailing 2-0 after suffering a shock defeat in the San Siro.

This leaves them needing a massive victory to stay in the competition but the midfielder insists it isn't beyond Barca.

He said: "We will make it through to the next round.

"I would put my hand in the fire as many times as I had to for my team. I have absolute confidence that we can do it.

"It will be difficult but not impossible. We have to play this match as if it was a final. That's what our mentality needs to be from the first minute to the last."

Fellow midfielder Xavi added: "We still have 90 minutes, maybe even 120 minutes. A lot can happen in a match.

"We need to be careful, we can't lose possession, we need to avoid giving them any opportunities to counter-attack, we can't commit stupid fouls and our attacks need to have purpose."

Meanwhile, AC Milan vice-president Adriano Galliani hopes Barcelona's "monster" – Argentine superstar Lionel Messi – has a night off.

He said: "We are going up against the strongest team in the world who have a monster like Leo Messi who scores all the time. Let's hope he takes it easy tonight.

"One thing is certain – it will be another great challenge, an infinitely difficult challenge. We will be going into an incredibly heated atmosphere."

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