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Barca coach tells players to forget Roma collapse

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Barcelona need to put their painful Champions League exit to Roma behind them and concentrate on winning the Spanish league, their coach Ernesto Valverde said on Friday.
Lionel Messi and his teammates were dumped out of Europe after Roma beat them 3-0 Tuesday, but the Catalan giants remain 11 points clear of second-placed Atletico Madrid in La Liga. "Looking back is useless," said Valverde.
"We need to get things back up and running and get the fans behind us and try and get the two titles still open to us this season that we have not yet won either," said Valverde, who must pick up his players ahead of their Liga tie with Valencia Saturday.

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