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Jonatan Giráldez does not trust Roma in Barça's return to the Champions League

Published:21/03/2023 - 00:08h

Updated:21/03/2023 - 00:08h

FC Barcelona Femení will visit Roma this Tuesday for the first leg of the UEFA Champions League quarterfinals. The culés arrive with wide favouritism, but the coach Jonatan Giráldez knows that the game in Italy will be tough

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Jonatan Griáldez expects a very hard party the Tuesday in front of the Rome in the return of the FC Barcelona Femení to the UEFA Champions League. The culés arrive like wide favourites thanks to his big moment in the League F, where lead with puntaje perfect in 22 days, but Europe is a different challenge. In the first phase, the 'giallorossis' attained to classify second behind the Wolfburgo, club to the that were able to take out him a tie like local (1-1).

In the Italian league, the Rome also has showed to be the best by far, with only a pair of defeats in 19 parties. Eight points of advantage on the Juventus denote the good moment of the ones of Alessandro Spugna. Without at all that lose and everything for winning, the Italians will look for to make history in front of a Barça that only thinks in returning to the final, instance in which it fell the past season in front of the Olympique Lyon.

Giráldez Does not believe in favouritisms

"The attainments of the past do not have importance. Only we think enel team that have tomorrow in front. In the football it is necessary to live of the present", said the míster blaugrana in the previous press conference to the party of the Tuesday. The Barcelona Femení already knows what is to lose in this edition of the Champions, as they fell in Munich in front of the Bayern (3-1) in the day 4. Afterwards, the group blaugrana replaced with goleadas to Benfica (2-6) and Rosengard (6-0).

On the rival, Giráldez ensured that the Boat will not vary his style of game, but yes will have taken care in the centre of the field, ensuring the possession of the balloon for lidiar with the pressure that, surely, will apply the Rome from the beginning. "We have seen a lot of parties of the Rome. It is a team that wants to have the ball, but knows to defend in different heights".

The illusion of Salma Paralluelo

Beside Jonatan Giráldez, Salma Paralluelo palpitó the previous of the visit to the Italian capital. The leading culé expressed his illusion for confronting a so important party and ensured that, in the Champions, at all is easy. "It is my first 'Champions', my first chambers. I seat you win, illusion and a lot of motivation. I face with hunger the party of morning and expect to be to the height", ensured Paralluelo.

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