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Bayern Munich defender Rafinha: "Barcelona is not just Messi"

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Rafinha, the Bayern Munich right-back, was the other Bavarian player asked to speak at the pre-match press conference to preview the clash with Barcelona on Tuesday. And despite the 3-0 deficit they face, the Brazilian still believes his team has what it takes to overcome the first leg result and go to the final.

But Rafinha also thinks that it will not be easy to stop the Blaugrana, especially because Lionel Messi is not the only guy they need to worry about. Here's what he said at the conference:

"For 77 minutes last week we played very well, defended very well. After that we made some mistakes and we paid for that. Now we are going to try to score three or four goals – perhaps we will even have to take it to extra time.

"Against players like this you take a risk by playing with just three at the back, but we will do what the coach says. It's the details which will decide games like these.

"Everyone knows how good Messi is. Of course we wanted to stop him, but a player like that can decide games on his own. But Barcelona is not just Messi. They have a great team, just think about Suarez.

"If we are German champions, that means this has been a great season for us. We are still in semi-finals of the Champions League. We had had bad luck with injuries, and of course we wanted to go to the German Cup final too.

"We did not expect to be 3-0 down at this stage, but we have another game, and when we are at out stadium, we have shown that we can score a lot of goals."


I love that he mentioned Suárez, who's the only member of 'MSN' who hasn't scored in this tie. Is Rafinha kinda sorta predicting a Suárezito Show tomorrow?

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