Barcelona return to Champions League duty on Tuesday, facing BATE Borisov on the road in a key European Cup match. The Blaugrana lead Group E, and a victory against the Belarusian champions could be vital to not only getting a place in the knockout stages, but also to winning the group.
Coach Luis Enrique appeared before the press on Monday to preview the clash, and while BATE has a history of being an easy opponent for everyone -- including Barça, who scored 9 goals in two matches against them a few years ago --, the Asturian manager is not taking the game for granted.
"Given the standard of the competition, there are no favorites in games like these. Everyone can match everyone else. BATE have won the Belarusian league for the tenth time in a row, which shows their domestic dominance. We are group leaders but BATE are just one point behind.
"We don't anticipate an easy game. Four years ago Barcelona beat BATE twice but a lot of things have changed since. Just look at Borisov's first half against Roma - that was impressive.
"We have conceded quite a lot of goals recently, but not many have been the result of bad mistakes. Our opponents have been lucky."