By 90Min
November 01, 2017

Barcelona defender Nelson Semedo has revealed that the team's 0-0 draw with Greek giants Olympiacos in the Champions League on Tuesday evening felt like a defeat.

The La Liga side had to settle for a point in Greece, with Luis Suarez coming closest to winning it for Barcelona late in the second half when he was put through one-on-one with the Olympiacos goalkeeper, but his lobbed hit the top of the crossbar and went out of play. 

The draw means Barcelona missed out on a chance to extend their lead in Group D after Juventus also drew against Portuguese side Sporting CP.

After the game, defender Semedo described how picking up only a point felt like a defeat to Barcelona. As reported by Football Espana, the 23-year-old told BeIn Sports: "This feels like a defeat for us.

"Obviously you can see from our performance we tried to score goals and even though we got a point it feels worse, but we can only keep working. We are not focused on results in other games, we concentrate on our own position and what we can do within the group."

Barcelona manager Ernesto Valverde was a bit more optimistic in his post-match response, insisting the Spanish side was satisfied with the result, despite not being happy. 

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According to ESPN, the 53-year-old said that: "Obviously our intention was to win and I think we had the chances to do so, but Olympiacos were great in defence. We didn't take our chances, but never mind. So we're satisfied, but not happy."

Barcelona now have two games to go in Group D, with their next being against Juventus. The match against the Old Ladies will particularly be important as it may help decide who finishes as group winners. 

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