Barcelona's Jordi Roura: 'We must control AC Milan'

Roura: 'We must control Milan'
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Jordi Roura says that Barcelona need to be in control from the start on Tuesday to progress to the Champions League quarter-finals at AC Milan's expense.

Barcelona assistant coach Jordi Roura has said that his side must take control of the match against AC Milan to progress to the Champions League quarter-finals.

The Blaugrana will head into the second leg of their last-16 tie against the Italian giants at Camp Nou 2-0 down from the first leg played at the San Siro last month.

"The perfect match will be the one that ends well and takes us to the quarter-finals," he told reporters on Monday. "We have to find the right balance between intensity, strength and haste.

"This match will last 90 minutes so we have to keep our heads and keep our cool, not lose control of the match. We have all seen lots of games similar to this situation but every match has its own peculiarities.

"In the end we have to focus on how we play, but perhaps we have analysed the first leg against Milan more than any other match. Tomorrow is very important, not just for me, but for the club, the fans and the team as a whole."

Barcelona last won the Champions League in 2011.

Barca coach Jordi Roura (left) with a club physio and manager Tito Villanova at training on July 17, 2012
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