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Barcelona president Joan Laporta "very confident" ahead of Bayern Munich clash

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Barcelona president Joan Laporta is "very confident" that the Catalan giants "will show pride and dignity" against Bayern Munich.

Barcelona president Joan Laporta has said that he is "very confident" the Catalan giants "will show pride and dignity" in Wednesday's Champions League clash with Bayern Munich.

The La Liga outfit are currently second in Group E and would book their spot in the knockout round of the European Cup with a victory at Allianz Arena.

However, Barcelona could lose and still go through if Benfica do not beat Dynamo Kiev in the group's other match on the same night.

Laporta has called on the club's players to demonstrate their will and desire to reach the last-16 stage of the competition.

"Barca is a club that has a tradition and a trajectory of many years participating in the Champions League and we want to qualify," Laporta told Mundo Deportivo.

"We know that there is the will from all of the Barcelonismo and it's one of those games in which you have to take out pride and demonstrate who you are. I am very confident today – with appropriate weather but without excuse – Barca will show pride and dignity."

Barcelona will enter the European contest off the back of a 1-0 home defeat to Real Betis in La Liga on Saturday afternoon.

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