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Barcelona coach Valverde happy overcoming Slavia Prague

Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde was happy to leave Prague with a 2-1 win on Tuesday night.

In what was a tough Champions League game for the Catalans against Slavia Prague, they had enough to leave with maximum points despite coming under pressure.

"You have to know how to play these games," Valverde said at his post-match press conference.

"We've lacked peace of mind away from home. We had more clear chances than they did, but they pushed a lot."

Lionel Messi scored to make it 15 consecutive Champions League campaigns in which he's netted.

"He's the player who can decide any game," the coach added. "Every day we see him he's even better."

Marc-Andre ter Stegen was also decisive, proving his worth yet again.

"He's been key in all of our Champions League games," he said.

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