Barcelona's Andres Iniesta said it was fear that made Manchester City retreat into their shell in their Champions League last-16 first-leg tie.
Pedro has said his winning goal for Spain against Italy was lucky in the way the ball fell for him.
Pedro's second-half strike gave Spain a 1-0 win in their friendly against Italy at the Estadio Vicente Calderón.
Italy coach Cesare Prandelli has said Barcelona and Spain midfielder Andres Iniesta is the best player in the world.
Reports in the Spanish press suggest that Diego Costa will start against Italy on Wednesday, but a trio of regulars will miss out.
Juan Mata and Fernando Torres look to be major doubts for the World Cup after being left out of Spain's latest squad.
Spain coach Vicente del Bosque has called up Atletico Madrid's Brazil-born forward Diego Costa for the world and European champions' friendly against Italy in
Andres Iniesta has insisted Tata Martino has the full support of the Barcelona squad following the 3-1 defeat to Real Sociedad.
Manchester City's players put on a brave face as they assessed the damage inflicted by Barcelona in the first leg of their Champions League tie.
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Barcelona dismissed any notion they are a declining force when they won 2-0 at Manchester City on Tuesday to virtually guarantee their place in the quarter
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger hopes Bayern Munich will not leave a lasting impression on him in the same way the great Barcelona did four years ago.
* Demichelis concedes penalty, sent off for fouling Messi
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