Barcelona need to score first in Champions League tie vs Atletico, says coach

Barcelona and Atletico Madrid drew 1-1 in the first leg of their UEFA Champions League quarter-final at the Camp Nou.

updated: April 09, 2014 16:39 IST
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Madrid: Barcelona coach Gerardo Martino believes his side need to score first if they are to overcome Atletico Madrid at a fifth time of asking in the second leg of their Champions League quarter-final on Wednesday.

La Liga's top two sides have drawn in all four previous meetings this season, including a 1-1 tie in last week's first leg at the Camp Nou.

Atletico's stubborn defence has successfully limited Barca's creative players in all four games and Martino believes forcing Diego Simeone's men to take the initiative will be key to progressing to the semi-finals.

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