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Quique Setien admits Barcelona players still haunted by Roma, Liverpool defeats

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Barcelona manager Quique Setien reveals that his side's previous two exits in the Champions League still linger in the minds of his players ahead of the Napoli clash.

Barcelona manager Quique Setien has admitted his side remain haunted by the manner of their Champions League exits in the past two seasons.

La Blaugrana suffered a 3-0 defeat at the hands of Roma in 2017-18 after taking a 4-1 lead into the second leg, with Kostas Manolas's header seeing Barca bow out on away goals.

Last season saw the Catalan giants exit in similar circumstances after Liverpool produced a storming comeback from a 3-0 first-leg defeat to win 4-0 at Anfield, with Jurgen Klopp's side eventually going on to win the competition.

Looking ahead to the first leg of their last-16 tie with Napoli, Setien acknowledged that these defeats still linger in the minds of his players.

"The reality is that we've spoken very little about [the Roma and Liverpool defeats], although I'm sure they'll have it in their minds," Setien told reporters.

"Maybe it's not comparable. We've experienced incredibly tough games and I think the team is fine. The team is confident that we'll continue in this dynamic, I trust that we'll maintain the level that we've been giving for some time."

Barcelona's 5-0 drubbing of Eibar at the weekend saw them overtake Real Madrid at the top of La Liga, with Lionel Messi scoring four of Barca's five goals. body check tags ::

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La Liga Table
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Barcelona27184563313258
2Real Madrid27168349193056
3Sevilla27138639291047
4Real Sociedad27144945331246
5Getafe27137737251246
6Atletico MadridAtletico271112431211045
7Valencia2711973839-142
8Villarreal27115114438638
9Granada27115113332138
10Athletic Bilbao2791082923637
11Osasuna2781093438-434
12Real Betis2789103843-533
13Levante27103143240-833
14AlavesAlaves2788112937-832
15Real Valladolid27611102333-1029
16EibarEibar2776142741-1427
17Celta Vigo27511112234-1226
18Mallorca2774162844-1625
19Leganes2758142139-1823
20Espanyol2748152346-2320
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La Liga Table
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Barcelona27184563313258
2Real Madrid27168349193056
3Sevilla27138639291047
4Real Sociedad27144945331246
5Getafe27137737251246
6Atletico MadridAtletico271112431211045
7Valencia2711973839-142
8Villarreal27115114438638
9Granada27115113332138
10Athletic Bilbao2791082923637
11Osasuna2781093438-434
12Real Betis2789103843-533
13Levante27103143240-833
14AlavesAlaves2788112937-832
15Real Valladolid27611102333-1029
16EibarEibar2776142741-1427
17Celta Vigo27511112234-1226
18Mallorca2774162844-1625
19Leganes2758142139-1823
20Espanyol2748152346-2320
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