PSG tie is lost beforehand: Barcelona coach Luis Enrique

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Barcelona, Mar 5: FC Barcelona manager Luis Enrique has already conceded defeat before facing Paris Saint-Germain in the UEFA Champions League round of 16 second leg match.

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The Catalan giants face the Ligue 1 defending champions at the Camp Nou stadium on Thursday, March 9. PSG had won the first leg by 4 goals to 0. [UCL: Schedule of round of 16]

Luis Enrique (Image courtesy: Barcelona Twitter handle)

Barcelona had suffered a shock defeat against PSG in the first leg and their manager Luis Enrique thinks that tie is more or less over as there are no chances for them to overturn things in the second leg. But he also said that his team fight till the very end.

After the team's thumping 5-0 win over Celta Vigo, Luis Enrique addressed the media and was asked the UCL match against PSG.

Enrique said: "PSG will pressure us worse and will not defend like Celta. But our trust is basic.

"The tie is lost beforehand but in wonderful circumstances, you can succeed. We'll try it until the last minute."

Luis Enrique recently announced that he will leave Barcelona at the end of this season. He applauded the Barcelona fans for their constant support for the club.

He added: "This crowd values these players and they communicate that to them.

"I've never seen a lack of attitude in my players and that's why the club is faithful and confident that we can have a comeback [against PSG] - why not?"

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