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FC Barcelona coach Luis Enrique proud of his team after Catalunya Derby win

Barça's boss was happy after the match, especially with the way his team played in the second half

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Barcelona scared the life out of their fans, but eventually the Blaugrana were able to emerge as winners against Espanyol, on Sunday night's Catalunya Derby. A terrible first half (which started with an ugly mistake on defense that led to Sergio García's goal) was saved by a magical Lionel Messi moment that resulted in the tying goal. After that, Barça blew past their city rivals, and finished the game in convincing fashion, with a strong 5-1 win that gives them a much needed boost in confidence ahead of the all-important contest with Paris Saint-Germain, on Wednesday.

Here's what coach Luis Enrique thought of Barça's performance on Sunday:

"The game was quiet until that goal, because they were all back on defence. After we drew even it looked like Espanyol began to doubt itself and things opened up a bit for us.

"[Messi's goal] was key and justice had been done on the field. As for the second half, we were much more fluid. When these guys close in on goal, they're lethal.

"We feel really positive after these results. The match against PSG should be great. We're going to compete like we have all season. I expect something similar to what we saw in Paris. I hope they have a tougher time on defence than the first match and that we're the ones deserving of victory".


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