Barcelona press respond to Champions League draw

Barcelona press respond to Champions League draw

Roma edged past Shakhtar Donetsk on away goals in the last-16 thanks to Edin Dzeko's strike at the Stadio Olimpico on Tuesday, the tie having finished 2-2 on aggregate. Italian teams are always risky, and Roma beat Chelsea and finished ahead of Atlético in the group stage. You have to respect everyone because anything can happen over two legs.

"I'm happy we are among the eight strongest in Europe", Totti told Premium Sport.

Roma director of football Monchi labelled Barcelona the best team in the world and said the Serie A side were excited to compete against them.

"You never know what's best, whether it's better to face a team now or in a semifinal", he said.

"Be assured that they will be anxious about facing Roma".

"We didn't want to play against Real Madrid or Sevilla because we know each other well".

'Everyone expects Barca to go through, but they'll encounter a great Roma team.

The Catalonians are unbeaten in the La Liga and Amor was outspoken of where his team stands at the moment, he said, "We are doing well In La Liga, where we're in a good position, we're in the cup final on April 21".

"We finished first in a very hard first round, we [then] faced Shakhtar and we made a positive journey", he said.

Roma's sporting director Monchi was equally as positive as Totti after the draw, despite admitting Barca would start as favourites.

Barcelona eased past Premier League champions as they beat Chelsea 3-0 at the Camp Nou to book their spot in the quarter-finals of the elite tournament as Lionel Messi scored thrice over the two legs.

"Barcelona and [Manchester] City are the teams playing at the highest level, but anyone would have been hard: Real Madrid, Juve, Bayern". We will play with enthusiasm and awareness.

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