Guardiola calms expectations

Barcelona’s away form is patchy in Europe, and they did not win a game in the knockout stage last season, drawing at Arsenal and Stuttgart, as well as losing at Inter Milan.

Guardiola said: “As you must know, we are playing in Europe and in Europe teams are very good. The only reality that matters is that in the last two years we played a final and semi-final and this is not a bad percentage.”