Barcelona boss Xavi insists his side are “ready” for their first away game in the Champions League against Porto on Wednesday.
Barca were victorious in their opening game in the competition after they ran riot with a 5-0 win over Antwerp thanks to goals from Robert Lewandowski, Gavi, Jelle Batille’s own goal and a Joao Felix double.
Xavi’s side will be looking to make it two wins from two with victory at the Estadio do Dragao which would put them in an early comfortable position of qualifying from the group stages, something they failed to do in the competition last year.
Xavi knows the size of the task in front of his team but thinks they are prepared for the challenge.
He told Barca TV: “This is the Champions League. We are ready and excited to play tomorrow.
“We have in front a very difficult club in this stadium. It will be tough and really difficult because they play well, a good team with a good coach, very intensive, but we are ready.
“We are really excited and let’s see tomorrow.”
Felix has enjoyed a bright start to life in Barcelona since making the loan switch from Spanish rivals Atletico Madrid, notching three goals in his first six matches.
The forward will come up against a team from his native Portugal but insists “it is just another game”.
He added: “It may be special because it is a Portuguese side and more family and friends will be in the stands, but this is just another game that we aim to win.
“We want to take the Champions League step by step. Our aim is to get through the group and this is probably the toughest game of the group stage.”
Porto opened their campaign with a 3-1 win against Shakhtar Donetsk and have not faced Barcelona in the Champions League for 23 years.
Boss Sergio Conceicao said: “Let’s go into the game thinking that we can and should win. With confidence. The respect we have for our opponents doesn’t have to make us afraid of anything.
“All teams have weaknesses that can be exploited. We have to be solid in defence and then take advantage of any weaknesses (in Barcelona) to win the game.”