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Barca ace rules out cautious approach

16th April 2019, 03:12 by Michael Holland

Marc-Andre ter Stegen believes Barcelona's one-goal advantage over Manchester United is "not enough to defend".

The Spanish champions walked away from the Champions League quarter-final first-leg at Old Trafford with a 1-0 win following Luke Shaw's early own goal but Ter Stegen is wary of a United side that have already upset the odds this season.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side trailed 2-0 at the halfway stage of their last-16 fixture against Paris Saint-Germain, only to stage a remarkable comeback at the Parc des Princes to reach the last-eight.

Ter Stegen says Barca are a different animal, but is still wary of the threat United possess, and it would be foolish to sit back on the 1-0.

"The good thing is that we play differently to PSG but they are really dangerous," he said. "They are very quick. You always have to have be alert. I think it's the key to win this very difficult game.

"They know how to play in a very calm way. They made things really hard for us (in the first leg). The result we got in Manchester is dangerous because it's a very small advantage, it's not enough to defend.

"We need to step forward and create risky situations. We have to keep the ball and create good chances and score."

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

Michael Holland is a reporter with over two decades of journalism experience. A Bolton fan, Michael often writes football articles, as well as having a strong knowledge of golf, cricket and Australian sports.

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