No-one expected painful Barca defeat, says Iniesta

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"We've watched Barcelona for a number of months now and even though they haven't conceded many, I'm not sure you cannot concede when you've got two strikers that don't put anything into defending". We couldn't overcome their pressing.

"This is a painful defeat because we didn't expect it because of the advantage we had", he said.

"We never felt comfortable in the game because Roma played very well and we couldn't get our own game going", he said at his post-match press conference.

Second placed Atletico Madrid defend their undefeated home record at the Wanda Metropolitano on Sunday afternoon, against a Levante team yet to taste defeat since Paco Lopez took over as coach in early March. "So I am absolutely responsible for everything". "We had high hopes this season and it has escaped us again", added the 33-year-old, who also acknowledged that the game could have been his last in the competition for Barca amid uncertainty about his future beyond this season. "We still have other tournaments to play and we have to focus on them". We have to try and win them because we have not won anything yet. "We have to keep looking ahead".

Meanwhile, Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu apologised to the club's supporters.

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The Argentine believes United's indiscreet and tactless hounding of Umtiti in the thick of crucial season-defining games such as Tuesday's cracker, no doubt, unsettled him as he was uncharacteristically short of the high standards he was usually known.

'We looked at the game in the first leg... we've watched Barcelona for a number of months now and I'm not sure - even though they haven't conceded many - I'm not sure you cannot concede when you've got two strikers that don't put anything into defending.

"I feel bad because we wanted to reach the semifinal, but we didn't deserve it today".

Researchers who installed a seismometer near the Nou Camp found that Barca scoring causes earthquakes when fans celebrate. "We have a good, competitive team, but we didn't see that today".

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