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The European Champions League resumes on Tuesday, Feb 24th with Manchester City of the English Premier League hosting Spanish La Liga giants Barcelona at the Etihad Stadium. This is a rematch of last year’s round-of-16 tie which Barcelona took 4-1 on aggregate. Man City heads into the match in second place in the Premier League while Barcelona sits in second in La Liga. City won their last outing with a 5-0 home league win over Newcastle United while Barcelona was upset by Malaga 1-0 on the weekend,
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Luis Suarez should be playing for the first time in England since he left Liverpool last summer. He’s finally rounding into form after struggling early on. Barcelona manager Luis Enrique has a relatively healthy squad to choose from other than defenders Thomas Vermaelen and Douglas. Man City will have newly-acquired Wilfried Bony in the lineup, but midfielder Yaya Toure is out with a suspension. Barcelona is aiming to reach the quarter-final stage for the eighth straight season while City is hoping to reach the last eight for the very first time.
Barcelona centre-back Gerard Pique stated, “It is one of the games of the year, the most important until now. They will try to attack us and that suits us. It has been proven over the past few months that we are better against teams that attack us because we can counter-attack.” Before their loss to Malaga, Barcelona had won 11 consecutive contests. Man City striker Sergio Aguero said, “This is a new game and we’re not the same as we were last season and they aren’t, either. Both teams have had reinforcements that have improved the squad so we’ll have to see what kind of game it is, but one thing I think I can say with confidence is that they are both going to be great games.”