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Villa: Barcelona have talent to overturn Arsenal lead

Barcelona striker David Villa insists they can overhaul Arsenal's first-leg lead in their Champions League tie. Villa's goal in the first half was cancelled out by Robin Van Persie and Andrey Arshavin strikes late in the second session but 'El Guaje' is confident the Blaugrana can still progress.

"We have been further in the competition," Villa told Marca post-match. "There are 90 minutes left in the tie and the result can be saved at home.

"We now have a break in the competition and we must focus on La Liga, but we have the talent to overturn the result."

The 29-year-old was also impressed by the speed of the Gunners on the counter-attack.

"Arsenal are a very good team," he added. "They caught us out on two occasions and caused us a lot of harm."

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