Fabregas: Barca hitting their form

Barcelona midfielder Cesc Fabregas believes the Catalan giants are getting better after each game and is pleased with his improved sharpness in front of goal.

Football News: Cesc Fabregas, Barcelona

By ESPNSTAR.com staff

The Blaugrana ensured that their perfect start to the season continued with a battling 2-0 win over Benfica on Tuesday which saw the Catalan giants being pushed to the limit by the Portuguese outfit.

Despite the unconvincing display, which also saw Sergio Busquets sent off late in the game for a fairly innocuous challenge, Fabregas believes that the Spanish giants are slowly hitting their stride and was pleased with how the team responded to a spirited Benfica side in the game.

"We're playing better each time we play," Fabregas was quoted as saying by Barcelona's official website.

"They [Benfica] started off strong and we struggled a bit but in the second [half[ we controlled the game and it was a completely different match."

Fabregas scored the crucial second goal in the game, his third goal in two games, and the former Arsenal midfielder spoke of his delight at getting his name on the scoresheet once again.

"I've always been calm about it, sometimes it doesn't go in, but now I've scored two goals with my left foot - I've never done that before," Fabregas added.

Javier Mascherano, who had a busy evening in defence after he was once again played out of position as a centre-back, concurred with Fabregas' sentiments that Benfica had done well to put the Spanish giants on the back foot for most of the game and claimed that his side were ready for their El Clasico match against Real Madrid this weekend.

"We played against an intense team, they pressured us quite a bit and they have quality players," Mascherano declared.

"We scored a goal in the first half and that calmed us down.

"We could have scored more and we finally did in the second half.

"We're coming into the Clásico on form."

Barcelona have two wins out of two in their Champions League Group G and are top of the table but their next European fixture will see them take on unpredictable Celtic on the 23rd of October with the Scottish champions sure to provide the Catalans another stern test.

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