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Barca need a miracle at Nou Camp

Barcelona’s assistant coach Jordi Roura has admitted his side need a miracle at the Camp Nou in the return leg after being hammered 4-0 at Bayern Munich in the Champions League semifinal, first leg.

Bayern are on the verge of their third Champions League final in four years after goals by German duo attacking midfielder Thomas Mueller, striker Mario Gomez and Dutch wing Arjen Robben floored Barca at Munich’s Allianz Arena on Tuesday.

Barcelona’s Argentinian superstar Lionel Messi started, despite struggling with a hamstring injury since the start of the month, but the world player of the year was a shadow of his usual self. ‘They demonstrated they are stronger than us, they beat us in all departments, said Messi.  ‘I couldn’t do much to alter the result, which was a shame. ‘It will be hard at the Camp Nou, but we have to go for it.’ Roura, though, accepted that his side faced a task which could prove even beyond them.

‘Miracles are always hard to make real, 4-0 is a huge deficit to make up,’ he said. ‘I don’t know if anyone has come back from a score like that in the history of the Champions League, but we’ll do what we can. ‘This is a big defeat which hurts us a lot.’
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