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Filipe Luís: Atlético Madrid must stop Barcelona “from playing their game"

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Atlético Madrid must stop Barcelona “from playing their game,” insists defender Filipe Luís.

Atlético travel to the Nou Camp on Tuesday for the first leg of their Champions League quarter-final against the Catalan giants and Filipe is expecting a tough game.

“Scoring at the Camp Nou isn't easy and stopping them from scoring is even harder,” he said, as reported by Football Espana.

“We have to stop them from playing their game and try to counter them. We know they're going to look to dominate.

“It’s hard to say who goes into the game in better form. We’re both playing well with different styles of play.

“We will defend and counter, while they'll take possession and try to tire us out.

“We have three games left against them and it's going to be hard. We must be attentive and physically at our best.

“They're the favourites, but at this level of competition desire also plays a part.”

 
 

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