Luis Enrique: We must be at our best to beat Bayern

Although his side hold a 3-0 lead over Tuesday’s opponents, the Barcelona coach feels his side must be careful not to slip up against Pep Guardiola’s side

Luis Enrique says he wants Barcelona to repeat their performance from the first-leg of their Champions League semi-final with Bayern Munich when they line up for the return fixture on Tuesday.

Two goals from Lionel Messi and an injury time strike from Neymar saw Barca secure a 3-0 lead heading into the second-leg in Munich this week.

The Blaugrana coach has called for his side to put in a perfect display against the clinical side who humiliated his team at the same stage two years ago.

“We know how big Bayern Munich is and we will have to be at our best to progress,” he told reporters. “If we take the lead it would be good for us. But Bayern has the quality to score and they did cause us problems in Barcelona.

“The common objective is to go to the final. We don’t want the game to be a crazy one. We have to use our weapons to hurt our rivals.

“We want the game to be as similar as possible to the first leg. Everyone attacks and everyone defends. Bayern has a lot of potential to score goals. We will have to go out focused on the idea of winning.”

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