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Barca power past Stuttgart
18 Mar 2010 - 07:55:45
Head coach Pep Guardiola was a happy man after holders Barcelona made no mistake in powering through to the quarter-finals of the Champions League.
Guardiola's men saw off Stuttgart 4-0 in the Camp Nou to complete a 5-1 aggregate success, with Lionel Messi again the star of the show with two superb left-foot strikes.
Afterwards, Guardiola told reporters: "We took to the pitch with great intensity and were aggressive in our approach - we never allowed any time to think.
"Physically we are a small side but with the backing of our supporters we feel so big.
"Messi is simply the best, but every team in the quarter-finals is strong and when we get there we'll have to produce two excellent games in order to advance."
Meanwhile the quarter-final line-up was completed by French champions Bordeaux, who won 2-1 at home to Olympiacos to seal a 3-1 aggregate triumph.