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Quique Setien expecting ‘complicated’ quarter-final against Bayern

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Barcelona face the German giants on Friday

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Barcelona manager Quique Setien is expecting a complicated Champions League quarter-final against Bayern Munich on Friday.

The 61-year-old saw his team book their place in the final eight of the tournament on Saturday with a 3-1 win over Napoli at the Camp Nou.

Barcelona enjoyed a bright first half, moving into a 3-0 lead thanks to goals from Clement Lenglet, Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez, but fizzled out in the second half.

Setien seemed pretty happy with his team after the game and also spoke about the prospect of facing the Bundesliga champions next.

“All the rivals who are left are strong and there are only complicated matches left. So it’ll be tough for us but for Bayern too. They’re a great side but so are we.

“The first few minutes Napoli had us working hard. They are a great team. We had to defend with lots of intensity and commitment. If they’d scored again it would have been a big boost for Napoli so our big priority was to defend well. That said, there were some nerves.

“This was the first forward step we wanted and now it’s to be hoped we play the matches in front of us with the same attitude which we demonstrated here. The team played well and we deserved this.”

Source | UEFA

Bayern Munich cruised into the quarter-finals on Saturday. Hansi Flick’s side were already 3-0 up on Chelsea after the first leg and saw off the Blues in style at the Allianz Arena to run out 7-1 aggregate winners.