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‘PSG must sustain high tempo at camp Nou’

Paris St Germain must keep up a high tempo for the whole of their Champions League quarter-final second leg at Barcelona to have a chance of reaching the last four, coach Carlo Ancelotti said after a 2-2 draw on Tuesday.

‘Tonight’s game was pretty clear to me. Against Barcelona you have to defend because they dominate possession but when you have the ball you need to make the most of it,’ he told a news conference after his team salvaged a last-gasp draw in Paris.

PSG put Barca under pressure in the opening half-hour and David Beckham, the first Briton to represent four clubs in the Champions League, excelled in a holding midfield role.

‘His ability to play forward passes was key,’ Ancelotti said. About Lucas Moura, ‘He played really well with good passes.’ ‘He showed tonight he was the greatest defender in the world,’ Ancelotti said of the Brazil defender.
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