Paris Saint-Germain 1-3 Barcelona: Luis Enrique remains wary of PSG

Paris Saint-Germain 1-3 Barcelona Luis Enrique Champions League

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Barcelona head coach Luis Enrique has warned his side not to think that it is job done after they beat Paris St Germain 3-1 in the first leg of their Champions League quarter-final.

A Neymar strike and two superb solo efforts from Luis Suarez gave Barca a commanding lead to take into the second leg at the Nou Camp but Enrique is determined to keep his players fully focused on the job in hand.

“It will be a difficult game, we’ve seen many things happen,” Enrique warned. “We will not make the mistake of thinking that PSG are out. We’ll have the same goal in the second leg, which is to win the match.”

PSG will head to Spain hoping to make an unlikely recovery and head coach Laurent Blanc will at least be boosted by the return of several key players who missed the loss on home turf.

Former Barca striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic will be available again after suspension, as will Italian Marco Verratti, whose regular midfield partner Thiago Motta is expected to be fit to feature.

Blanc will also hope to have captain Thiago Silva available for the return in Barcelona next Tuesday.

The Brazilian centre-back limped out of the loss on Wednesday after just 20 minutes due to a hamstring problem, with the less than fully fit David Luiz taking his place.

And Blanc admitted that it was far from the ideal scenario for his side, adding: “The injury to Thiago Silva was the start of our problems. We had to replace him with a player who was not 100 per cent fit.”

Barcelona are now 2.25 to win the Champions League this season, with holders Real Madrid 5.00.

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