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Ter Stegen: 'We have to concentrate on the league'

Wed 09 December 2020 | 10:55

Barcelona confronted Juventus Tuesday night at Camp Nou in a conflict that was promoted as choosing the victors of Champions League Group G.

Juventus

won 3-0, with a double from Cristiano Ronaldo and a goal from Winston McKennie. The Italians needed to better Barcelona's 2-0 triumph in Turin during October to take the first position, and they did. 

Blaugrana goalkeeper

Marc-Andre ter Stegen

conceded that it's a letdown to finish the group stage in the runner-up spot while you were the group leader for the most of time in the tournament, yet repeated that the important thing is the advancement to round 16. 

“Up to this point in the Champions League we have played very well and won some very difficult matches,” Ter Stegen said post-match in comments carried by Mundo Deportivo.

“This is less the case in this match as we had the ambition of winning the group, but it is what it is. The

Champions League

has no easy games, and it doesn’t matter so match whether you finish first or second, just whether you qualify.

The German shot-stopper additionally was clear in his aspiration to proceed onward from successive losses to Cadiz and Juventus and concentrate on reestablishing their best league form. The

Blaugrana

are right now ninth in

Primera Division

and face Levante this end of the week.

“Now we have to concentrate on the league, which is the most important thing. We have to try to get the maximum points possible. We’re not where we want to be in the league but we still have games to play, and we have the chance to recover some points. That’s the goal for these coming weeks.”

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