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CHAMPIONS LEAGUE | SPARTAK MOSCOW VS BARCELONA | TITO

Tito: "There are no easy games in the Champions League now"

Vilanova highlighted the qualities of his opposite number Unai Emery. "He's a very organised coach, in attack as well as defence. He knows how we play and they caused us a lot of problemsin the Camp Nou."

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Tito: "There are no easy games in the Champions League now"

Barcelona boss Tito Vilanova was in a relaxed mood ahead of his side's Champions League game with Spartak Moscow on Tuesday.

The Catalans lost their last game in the competition, away to Celtic at Parkhead, but are still top of their group, and know that if they leave Russia with three points, their place in the final 16 of the competition will be guaranteed.

"Tomorrow we will try to win and qualify for the next round," Vilanova said in his pre-match press conference. "Whatever happens, we still have one more game at home. But these days in the Champions League, nobody is easy to beat. The groups are very short, with just six games, and you pay dearly for any mistakes you make."

On Unai Emery: "He's a very organised coach, when it comes to attack as well as defence. He knows how we play and that's a small advantage for him, as we saw in the Camp Nou, when they caused us a lot of problems."

On Puyol: "Having him back in the team is huge for us, given how much influence he has on the team. He's the captain, after all."

On Spartak: "We have a lot of respect for them, they will be very tough to beat."

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