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Barcelona boss Pep Guardiola is proud of his team following their 2-2 draw at Arsenal in the Champions League quarter-final first-leg.

Barca performed superbly and outplayed their opponents for the first hour at the Emirates.

They led thanks to two goals from Zlatan Ibrahimovic, but a Theo Walcott goal and a Cesc Fabregas penalty secured an unlikely draw for Arsenal.

“We had a lot of chances and we had a lot of control. We are proud of our performance. We have a good chance to qualify for the next round,” he said.

“We are happy with this result, but we could have killed the tie.

“We need to be more focused because they are a good team, otherwise we will go out.

“We are happy to come here and let people watch our team and our game.

“We never played last year like we did here. We moved the ball and didn’t allow them to play. We created many chances.

“We were better in certain aspects of the game but we need to be precise and good at the back. I don’t think anyone can criticise us.

“We have given a good image of how football should be played.

“The second leg will be much more complicated, not because they are going to close down and shut up shop. It is just going to be much more difficult.”

Great footballing night
Meanwhile, Arsenal boss, Arsene Wenger, hailed his side’s comeback against and insisted they can still beat the European champions.

“I am proud that we came back from 2-0 down against such a good side,” he said.

“It was a great footballing night overall with two teams who never stopped going forward.

“I believe they were mightily ahead of us in the first 30 minutes, we came back into it slowly and in the second half it was much more balanced.

“The regret I have tonight is that we gave two cheap goals away against a side who can finish real chances without you giving them,” he said.

“But it showed great strength to come back and if we can manage to be organised in Barcelona then I think we have a chance.”

Wenger said that while Barca would be favourites to go through to the next round it would be wrong to write off his own side’s chances.

“They have learned a game tonight, they have met a team that can move the ball quicker than us.

“People will come home thinking that Barca will have no problems in the second leg because they played great, (but) I am convinced we will have a big say in this qualification.”

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