Lopez Beating Barcelona is a nice challenge for Levante

Lopez Beating Barcelona is a nice challenge for Levante

first_imgLevante UD manager Paco Lopez is relishing the challenge that awaits them at Barcelona tonight in the second leg of their last-16 Copa del Rey tieLopez’s side took full advantage of a Barcelona team without the likes of Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez to claim a 2-1 win in the first leg last week on home soil.Although Philippe Coutinho’s late penalty for Barcelona was a blow for Levante, who must now find a way to hold off the Blaugrana with a slender lead at Camp Nou.Despite that though, Lopez believes the pressure is more on Barcelona than themselves and is looking forward to the game in which he hopes to see the hosts’ main stars.“We’ve earned the right to dream of going through to the next round, but Barca have an obligation. It’s a nice challenge for us,” said Lopez, according to Las Provincias.Jose Mourinho, Lionel MessiMourinho: “Lionel Messi made me a better coach” Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Jose Mourinho believes the experience of going up against Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi at Real Madrid made him a greater coach.“Once the game is over, we will return our focus to what’s really important, which is La Liga. But we are not going to throw away the cup and, with the tie in our favour, we will try to do it.“I hope to see Barcelona’s best team, although the other side we saw last time were capable of scoring. Regardless of who plays anyway, it will be very difficult.“But in a match, we’ve proved that we can go up against anyone and we will continue with that mentality.”The return leg between Barcelona and Levante will begin at 21:30 (CET) tonight.last_img

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