Iniesta delighted with Barcelona victory over Racing Santander

Andres Iniesta was delighted with Barcelona's thumping of Racing Santander.

Andres Iniesta was delighted with Barcelona's thumping of Racing Santander.

It was the ideal performance after their previous defeat to Atletico Madrid and will also boost morale ahead of Tuesday's Champions League last-16 trip to Stuttgart, according to Iniesta.

"When you lose what you want is to play again quickly and win, and this gives us confidence for Tuesday's game," said Iniesta, who - in his 300th appearance for Barca - opened the scoring in the seventh minute with his first goal in almost 10 months.

"We were efficient, we dominated and we scored early, maybe we lacked a little authority but now we must think about Tuesday.

"The Champions League is a competition we like a lot and on Tuesday we have to get a good result."

Barca goalkeeper Victor Valdes added: "It was an important game after the defeat and against a brave Racing side, but we took advantage of our chances very well."

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