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Henry turns focus to Chelsea tie

Thierry Henry celebrates his goal in Barcelona's 6-2 win over Real Madrid
Henry is a key member of Barcelona's potent attacking threat

Barcelona striker Thierry Henry has called on his team-mates to repeat their performance against Real Madrid when they take on Chelsea on Wednesday.

Barca thrashed Real 6-2 on Saturday ahead of their Champions League semi-final, second leg at Stamford Bridge, which is delicately poised at 0-0.

"Against Chelsea we must have another incredible game," said the Frenchman.

"We are team who fight. After we went 1-0 down we didn't know how things would finish up."

Barcelona have scored 100 league goals this season but failed to score at home in the first leg last week, and defender Gerard Pique says the Catalans have to be positive against Chelsea.

"We will go to Chelsea looking for the win like we did here," said Pique, who scored the final goal against Real Madrid. "It's the only way we know."

And president Joan Laporta believes Barcelona's performances this season should give them plenty of confidence.

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"It will be a very difficult game in London," he insisted. "To get through to the final we will have to make an heroic effort. It will be difficult, but this Barca side is capable of everything."

Barcelona are chasing a famous treble and lead La Liga by seven points with four matches to go.

But striker Samuel Eto'o, La Liga's leading scorer with 27 goals, says his side must retain their focus for the rest of the season.

"We still aren't the champions. We have to treat the other teams that are coming up with respect," he said.

"But it's true Madrid need a miracle to stop us. Now we have to forget about this win and think about Chelsea, where we must go out with the same desire and with humility, as if this match didn't happen."



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