Manchester City defender Zabaleta: everything is possible against Barcelona


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Manchester City defender Pablo Zabaleta expressed his belief that his team was able to remove Barcelona from the Champions League and compete for the Premier League title.

City were defeated on Saturday by a zero goal against Burnley, and the difference between it and the league leaders Chelsea became six points.

On Wednesday, he will face Barcelona in the second leg of the Champions League, Nou Campe, knowing that he lost in the first leg with two goals to one goal.

“The task will not be easy, but nothing is impossible in football, and we have to be prepared for such conditions,” said Zabaleta.

Regarding the defeat against Burnley, he said: “We will play this match after three days, and this is positive. We need to restore our strength and go to Barcelona to see what we can do, so we can succeed in that.”

Luis Suarez scored two goals at the Emirates Stadium, then Sergio Aguero reduced the difference.

Zabaleta hopes to repeat the achievement of Paris Saint-Germain, who scored two goals in the last minutes and knocked Chelsea out of the championship and Schalke 04 also saw the German who almost toppled Real Madrid.

He said: “If we look at the Real Madrid matches against Schalke 04 and Chelsea against Paris Saint-Germain, we can see that everything is possible in football.”

Accordingly, Zabaleta says, “We have to go to Barcelona with confidence, and try to do our best to win the match.”