Guardiola demands Cup focus

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Barcelona boss Pep Guardiola has urged his side to remain focused ahead of tonight's Copa del Rey clash against Osasuna.

The Catalan giants hold a major advantage after winning the first leg at the Nou Camp 4-0, with a sensational reverse in fortunes needed to knock the favourites out of the competition ahead of a possible quarter-final tie against Real Madrid.

Having only won the competition once during his reign in charge of Barca, the competition has proved to be one of the toughest for Guardiola to conquer in his manager career thus far, and the Spaniard insists his side must show it respect despite their sizable lead.

"The Copa del Rey is a very special tournament. There are 90 minutes left [in this tie] and Osasuna have their virtues, which we already know about. It's our duty to realise that we still have work to do," he told the official Barcelona website.

"All grounds are complicated, and this one especially, for its size and the way they play. We know it will be cold, and we'll see how the pitch is. We'll try and play well to reach the quarters.

"We hold a good lead, but we can't rely on that. We'll try to win the game. I don't know any other way. We'll try and play well and control the pitch, and the result. We'll go out to play the best we can, which is the only way I know."

The FIFA Coach of the Year is expected to make some changes ahead of the trip to the Reyno de Navarra tonight though, with Dani Alves an injury doubt for the La Liga champions.

Lionel Messi could also be rested, but Cesc Fabregas is expected to feature again after scoring in the weekend draw with Espanyol.

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