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12.03.2009 13:30

International press heaps praise on Barça


The main international online news sites have poured praise on Barça’s performance against Lyon. Here is a small selection of their comments.

‘L'Équipe' (France)

In France, the press has admitted that Barça were deserving winners despite a logical soft spot for Lyon. L'Équipe' goes with the headline”: “Barça in a state of grace. They demonstrated brilliantly how far ahead the European level is. Light years away”.

Click here to read the article in ‘L'Équipe'.

‘The Guardian' (Great Britain)

Former Arsenal striker, Thierry Henry, is the focus of praise in The Guardian. The English daily goes with the headline: “Henry strikes twice to propel Barcelona into last eight”, and continues, “Barcelona destroyed Lyon's hopes with four goals inside the first 45 minutes on the way to a 5-2 second-leg win that showed Liverpool are not the only side who can turn on the class while booking a place in the Champions League quarter-finals”.

Click here to read the article in ‘The Guardian'.

‘Kicker' (Germany)

The headline states, “Henry, Messi and Eto'o, too much for Lyon” and goes on to explain the key behind Barça’s qualification: “Thanks to a gala display and to four well constructed goals in the first half, Barça deservedly qualified for the quarterfinals. Lyon couldn’t have complained if they had conceded more goals. Xavi and Iniesta controlled the rhythm of the entire match”.

Click here to read the article in ‘Kicker'.

‘Diario Olé' (Argentina)

The Argentine daily praises not just the performance against Lyon but the whole week. The headline reads: “A week for Barça fans”. The article continues: “Barça enjoy themselves and outwit you. A bellyful of goals in the opening 45 minutes”.

Click here to read the article in ‘Diario Olé'.

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