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Sergi Roberto Leads Barça to UCL Quarterfinals

Sergi Roberto / FC Barcelona
Sergi Roberto / FC Barcelona

Sergi Roberto speaks to the media following Barcelona’s victory over Napoli.

Xavi made the right moves, especially with Sergi Roberto’s substitution, as the Catalan team managed to seal the game in the final minutes. Sergi Roberto himself acted as captain and was the first to speak to Movistar Champions League after the match, expressing, “It’s an incredible night, reaching the quarterfinals after four years without being where we deserve to be. Today, the fans were with us throughout, and we’re very happy.”

Yesterday, the Olympic Stadium was filled to support the team, an atmosphere that boosted the Blaugrana, though still falling short of the Camp Nou’s ambiance. “Even though there was a lot of atmosphere, the Camp Nou is different, but we need this atmosphere in every game. We started very well, then they got back into it with 2-1, and those final minutes were very good for us,” Sergi Roberto commented. Barcelona did demonstrate the attacking efficiency that was lacking in Italy, as acknowledged by the captain, who ‘gifted’ the third goal to Lewandowski.

“I think we played a great game in Naples, but we lacked finishing because we didn’t score. We got the two goals in the first half; it was a shame the team conceded that goal, but we stayed focused until the end and found that goal at the end. Happy to have contributed; now I was talking to him (Lewy) that he could have scored too, but I saw that Robert was alone in the penalty spot and well, happy for this victory,” he concluded.