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Man City 1-2 Barca: Suarez returns, more powerful than before

Man City 1-2 Barca: Suarez returns, more powerful than before 2
Man City 1-2 Barca: Suarez returns, more powerful than before 2

Suarez scored a double in the first half hour of play, with a kick to open the scoring in the 16th minute and a finish from close range that doubled Barca’s advantage when the clock hit the 30th minute.

It wasn’t until the 69th minute that Man City was able to shorten the gap to 1-2 thanks to Sergio Aguero.

Man City 1-2 Barca

The result of 1-2 in favor of the away team means that Barca has a huge advantage in the one-on-one battle, competing for tickets to the quarter-finals of the Champions League, pushing the opponent to death’s door and at the same time turning his sensational statements into reality.

Reality shows that Man City, despite being built up with mountains of money from Arab owners, is still at a much lower level than Barca.

That class difference doesn’t just come from dry statistics – Barca dominates in ball control (62%), and is better in two other important indicators: finishing (14-12).

Man City 1-2 Barca: Suarez returns, more powerful than before

If Joe Hart did not play alertly in the first half, Luis Suarez would have had a hat trick.

Suarez, when he returned to Etihad under a new shirt, showed that he was significantly more powerful than when he played for Liverpool.

The crowd of Man City fans booed when the loudspeaker announced Suarez’s name in Barca’s starting lineup, but he was not fazed by it, but also left them speechless twice.

Coach Pellegrini, before the match, said that Man City would play a double attack with Barca, but reality shows that they still approach the match with caution, mixed with fear.

It wasn’t until after the break that Man City got a little better.

Man City 1-2 Barca: Suarez returns, more powerful than before

Having been built up with a mountain of money, Man City probably still needs more time to escape the status of an apprentice in a high-class playground like the Champions League.

But that newly rekindled fire was quickly extinguished by Man City when their left back Gael Clichy made an unnecessary foul on Dani Alves, receiving a second yellow card and leaving the field in the 74th minute. Losing their army, the defending foreign champions

Messi was fouled by Zabaleta in the 16m50 area and personally took the penalty kick, but could not beat Joe Hart.

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