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Enrique: We are ready & prepared

Barcelona: Strikers Neymar and Luis Suarez have been the driving force behind Barcelona's recent victories, but despite crunch matches that are ahead, coach Luis Enrique has no plans to rest them for the Champions League clash with BATE Borisov at the Nou Camp on Wednesday.

The duo have compensated for the loss of fLionel Messi by leading from the front to keep Barcelona on course in La Liga and the Champions League.

The Catalan side has won its last three league games since the international break and beat BATE away in Champions League Group E to top with seven points from three games. Neymar and Suarez have contributed 10 goals in four games to help Barcelona joint Real Madrid at the top of the La Liga table with 24 points from 10 games.

Barcelona have been stretched by injuries and a Fifa ban on buying players over the last two transfer windows and they face BATE, who they beat 4-0 at home in 2011, with Villarreal and Real Madrid round the corner. "The objective is to beat BATE Borisov and win the group," Luis Enrique told a news conference on Tuesday.

"Obviously, the importance of finishing first depends on who is second in the other groups. But we want to give a message that we are ready and prepared, which we already are." Enrique took particular care last season in resting players so that the treble winners were at their strongest at the business end of the campaign. "It is not a worry," he said.


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