Manchester City have trained at the Etihad Campus on Tuesday morning before flying to Spain to take on Barcelona.
Coach Pep Guardiola has chosen to train on home soil before travelling to Catalunya, where the club will forego the customary training session at the match stadium.
Uefa regulations stipulate that both sides must be afforded the chance to have a session at the ground on the day before a Champions League or Europa League fixture.
But, rather than having a run-out at the Nou Camp, Guardiola has chosen to use City’s state-of-the-art complex to finalise and convey his gameplan to his players, hoping that they can use it to beat the Spanish champions and take charge of Group C.
Tomorrow night sees the return of Pep Guardiola to his old stomping ground and an attempt to overturn a run of three games without a victory. What should his main concerns be?
Messi, Neymar, Suarez reunited.
Lionel Messi returned from a 3-week layoff on Sunday in Barcelona’s fixture against Deportivo with a bang.
It took him just 3 minutes to get back on the score sheet as he latched onto a superb through-ball from Neymar, finishing superbly from an acute angle with a shot high into the roof of the net.
Since Suarez joined Barcelona, the three players have become the most feared partnership in Europe, and possibly the greatest strike force of all time having scored 276 goals in just three seasons. They have amassed 23 goals already this season.!
Manchester City and Barcelona have become familiar foes in recent years having played each other 4 times since 2014. The bad news for City is that this deadly threesome has scored 4 goals in 4 games against them