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It’s first blood to Inter as they will take a 3-1 lead to the Nou Camp next week – see how this has changed the outright betting.

Pep Guardiola refused to blame Barcelona’s 14 coach journey to Italy for their 3-1 defeat to Inter.

The European flying ban meant the Catalan sidehad to take the bus to Giuseppe Meazza.

However, Guardiola offered no excuses for the lacklustre showing.

“I don’t want to make excuses,” he said.

“It was a long trip, that is true, but this is the semi-finals of the Champions League and the desire to reach the final should be important enough.

“It’s okay, though, this happens.”

Barca broke the deadlock through Pedro in Milan, but saw the hosts hit back in through Wesley Sneijder, Maicon and Diego Milito.

“We started with a goal but we didn’t play enough football in the first half,” said Guardiola.

“We didn’t move the ball with passion. We played against a good team under difficult circumstances, but there is one game left and we are going to try.”

Guardiola is confident Barcelona can still reach the final.

He added: “We are going to try. In Barcelona will have one chance. We will try and attack and we will put water on the field, we want the ball to move quicker.

“We are going to try and we should see a good game.”

It’s first blood to Inter as they will take a 3-1 lead to the Nou Camp next week – see how this has changed the outright betting.

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