Barcelona coach Frank Rijkaard has offered applause to the gritty Champions League performance of hosts Benfica on Tuesday night.
“Both teams had chances, so we can’t complain about the result,” he told reporters. “We are sad because we didn’t score, but nothing is decided.”
“Now we have to keep this attitude,” insisted Rijkaard. “Benfica showed they are a good team and Ronaldinho was well marked.”