Eduardo Berizzo: 'We had to ride our luck for Barcelona scalp'

Celta de Vigo's new coach, Argentinian Eduardo Berizzo walks across the field during his presentation at the Balaidos stadium in Vigo on June 2, 2014
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Celta Vigo boss Eduardo Berizzo praises his side following Saturday's shock 1-0 win over Barcelona, but admits that they had to ride their luck at the Camp Nou.

Celta Vigo boss Eduardo Berizzo has admitted that his side had to ride their luck in Saturday's 1-0 win over Barcelona.

The Catalan outfit hit the woodwork four times, in addition to creating a number of clear chances, but a second-half strike from Joaquin Larrivey proved the difference between the two sides at the Camp Nou.

"We had a lot of mental strength to survive and the oxygen to score the goal. We must be fair and recognise that if Barca had scored first, things would have been very different, but we knew we could play," Berizzo told reporters.

"[Barca] had chances, but our goalkeeper did well. The success is not receiving comfortable. Beyond our defensive work, our means to an end were fine."

Celta have lost just once in the league this season and have been tipped to finish in the La Liga top four.

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