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UEFA Champions League: Manchester City v Barcelona preview

Man City midfielder Samir Nasri

Manuel Pellegrini says Manchester City FC have learned from last year’s loss to FC Barcelona as they prepare for a rematch that pits together two of the world’s top-five players. Manuel Pellegrini expects to see the “real” Barcelona, not the side beaten on Saturday• Barcelona won 2-0 in this fixture a year ago, Lionel Messi and Daniel Alves on target • Pellegrini says Sergio Agüero ...

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Messi goal beats Villareal in 3-2 home win


Lionel Messi scored the winning goal as Barcelona twice came from behind to beat Villarreal and record their eighth victory in a row. Barca fell behind when Denis Cheryshev diverted a shot home but Neymar levelled from a rebound. Luciano Vietto slotted home to put the visitors ahead with the first of three goals in the space of four minutes. ...

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Messi better than the ‘Playstation’ – Luis Enrique


Lionel Messi is the best player in the world, according to his Barcelona team-mate Neymar and boss Luis Enrique. The Argentine, 27, created Neymar’s two goals on Saturday as Barca beat Athletic Bilbao 2-0 to top La Liga. “Messi is a star. I am improving playing with him,” said Brazil’s Neymar, 22, who came off the substitutes’ bench at the Nou Camp. ...

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Neymar returns to Barca training after passing medical


Neymar has returned to training with Barcelona following his back injury. The 22-year-old forward fractured a vertebra in a collision with Juan Zuniga during Brazil’s World Cup quarter-final against Colombia last month. Neymar, nominated for the Golden Ball despite missing their semi-final obliteration by Germany and the disappointing third-place play-off defeat by Netherlands, successfully passed a medical on his return ...

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