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Luis Enrique defends Dani Alves’ outburst after getting substituted versus Manchester City

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Barcelona manager Luis Enrique has defended right-back Dani Alves' emotional outburst following the player's second half substitution against Manchester City on Tuesday night.

TV cameras showed the Brazilian kicking a water bottle in anger splashing several people including a police officer as he made his way to the Barcelona bench upon being removed by Enrique.

Luis Enrique defends Dani Alves’ outburst after getting substituted versus Manchester City

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Barcelona manager Luis Enrique has defended right-back Dani Alves' emotional outburst following the player's second half substitution against Manchester City on Tuesday night.

TV cameras showed the Brazilian kicking a water bottle in anger splashing several people including a police officer as he made his way to the Barcelona bench upon being removed by Enrique.

Luis Suarez says English media should show him more respect

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Luis Suarez hashit out atthe English media claiming they are out to get him and further stated they should show him some respect.

The Barcelona striker was speaking after his side's 2-1 victory over Manchester City in the Champions League Round of 16, a match which saw the Uruguayan score both of his club's goals.

Luis Suarez says English media should show him more respect

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Luis Suarez hashit out atthe English media claiming they are out to get him and further stated they should show him some respect.

The Barcelona striker was speaking after his side's 2-1 victory over Manchester City in the Champions League Round of 16, a match which saw the Uruguayan score both of his club's goals.

7 reasons Manchester City keeps getting exposed in the Champions League

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Manchester City's defeat to Barcelonain the first leg of the UEFA Champions League Round of 16 on Tuesdaywas deja vu for most City supporters.

Here are7 reasons why Manchester City keeps getting exposed in the Champions League:

1- Tactical Naivety

Manchester City has built a deep squad to compete on multiple fronts in domestic competition.

7 reasons Manchester City keeps getting exposed in the Champions League

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Manchester City's defeat to Barcelonain the first leg of the UEFA Champions League Round of 16 on Tuesdaywas deja vu for most City supporters.

Here are7 reasons why Manchester City keeps getting exposed in the Champions League:

1- Tactical Naivety

Manchester City has built a deep squad to compete on multiple fronts in domestic competition.

Champions League: Worrying signs as Monaco conquer Arsenal

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Monaco thrashed Arsenal 3-1 at the Emirates yesterday and here is why it should be a huge worry for Arsene Wenger.

Looking back at the time when the draw was made, Arsenal fans were arguably the happiest lot as compared to the fans of the other two English teams in the competition.

Dimitar Berbatov, Luis Suarez, Joe Hart… Names of the Champions League, Matchday 8

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Riquelme: The Artist Lays Down the Brush, One Month Later

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When Boca Juniors manager Héctor Veira decided to give 18-year old Juan Román Riquelme his senior-level debut on November 10, 1996, he knew exactly what he was doing. What he saw was a young, strong, resilient central attacking midfielder with an incisive passing game and goal-scoring eye to match.

Champions League: Man City 1-2 Barcelona – Suarez Shines But Messi Spot-Kick Miss Leaves Door Open For Citizens (Photos & Highlights)

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Manchester City 1-2 Barcelona Champions League Last 16 First Leg 24th February 2015

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A late penalty miss from Lionel Messi of all people kept alive Man City's chances of overcoming Barcelona and making it through to the quarter-finals.

Gobsh*te Analysis: Did Luis Suarez Have A Little Nibble On Martin Demichelis?

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"Come Lionel, join my army of the undead..."

The footage is decidedly inconclusive but Twitter seems to think that Luis Suarez dipped his toe/teeth into the murky waters of cannibalism again last night.

Cameras appeared to catch Suarez (who scored both goals in Barcelona's 2-1 victory over Man City) having a little nip at Martin Demichelis' hand after the pair became involved in a very minor off-the-ball spat.

Barca School Man City While Juve Beat Dortmund

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Luis Suarez scored twice on his return to England as Barcelona taught Manchester City another footballing lesson with a 2-1 win at the Etihad Stadium.

Despite being played off the pitch in a masterful first half Barça display, City have themselves at least a flicker of hope for the second leg as Sergio Aguero scored a brilliant goal.

Manchester City and Manuel Pellegrini made familiar errors in naive display against Barcelona

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Manchester City looked as though they'd turned a corner in the Stadio Olimpico during their 2-0 win against AS Roma. Manuel Pellegrini and his team were happy to relinquish some initiative against a fine Giallorossi side, remained compact and when their opportunities arose, they seized them with a forensic incision; it was a long overdue, classic European performance from the men in sky blue.

Manchester City and Manuel Pellegrini made familiar errors in naive display against Barcelona

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Manchester City looked as though they'd turned a corner in the Stadio Olimpico during their 2-0 win against AS Roma. Manuel Pellegrini and his team were happy to relinquish some initiative against a fine Giallorossi side, remained compact and when their opportunities arose, they seized them with a forensic incision; it was a long overdue, classic European performance from the men in sky blue.

Watch Manchester City 1-2 Barcelona match highlights [VIDEO]

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Luis Suarez struck twice on his return to England as Barcelona taught Manchester City another Champions League lesson with a 2-1 win at the Etihad Stadium.

But after being swept aside by a masterful Barca display in the first half, City at least gave themselves hope for the second leg of the last-16 tie as Sergio Aguero produced a brilliant reply.

Watch Manchester City 1-2 Barcelona match highlights [VIDEO]

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Luis Suarez struck twice on his return to England as Barcelona taught Manchester City another Champions League lesson with a 2-1 win at the Etihad Stadium.

But after being swept aside by a masterful Barca display in the first half, City at least gave themselves hope for the second leg of the last-16 tie as Sergio Aguero produced a brilliant reply.

Pellegrini's punishment

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Manchester City are not that much worse than Barcelona, although in the first half of tonight's Champions League clash they appeared so: on two goals by Luis Suarez, the Catalonians were winning 0-2. Only one person is to blame of the dismal first half performance: Manuel Pellegrini. His 4-4-2 lineup could have been genius, but after the first half appears reckless and ignorant of how Barcelona

Barcelona boss Luis Enrique cautious of threat posed by Manchester City

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Barcelona manager Luis Enrique is leery of the threat poised by the reigning Premier League champions Manchester City and warned his side needs to change its mentality in the wake of their weekend defeat to Malaga, speaking ahead of today's Champions LeagueRound of 16first legagainst Manchester City,

"Things didn't come off against Malaga," Enrique said during his pre-match press conference.

Barcelona boss Luis Enrique cautious of threat posed by Manchester City

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Barcelona manager Luis Enrique is leery of the threat poised by the reigning Premier League champions Manchester City and warned his side needs to change its mentality in the wake of their weekend defeat to Malaga, speaking ahead of today's Champions LeagueRound of 16first legagainst Manchester City,

"Things didn't come off against Malaga," Enrique said during his pre-match press conference.

Barcelona striker Luis Suarez returns to England a different player

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Luis Suarez's last appearance in England was during Liverpool's 2-1 win over Newcastle at Anfield, as the Premier League title race with Manchester City went down to the final day of the season.

City would go onto be crowned champions of England afterdefeating West Ham United 2-0 at the Etihad, while Liverpool and Suarez were left to rue the mistakes thathad cost them their first league title in 14 years.

Barcelona striker Luis Suarez returns to England a different player

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Luis Suarez's last appearance in England was during Liverpool's 2-1 win over Newcastle at Anfield, as the Premier League title race with Manchester City went down to the final day of the season.

City would go onto be crowned champions of England afterdefeating West Ham United 2-0 at the Etihad, while Liverpool and Suarez were left to rue the mistakes thathad cost them their first league title in 14 years.

Manchester City vs Barcelona Tactical Preview: How will the two teams set up?

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It’s time for Manchester City to stand up and deliver in Europe

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When Manuel Pellegrini was hired by Manchester City, he was charged with bringing stability to a squad that had little of it, and take the Etihad club to new heights. In his first season, he won a double, which included his team's amazing comeback from a substantial deficit to win the Premier League title and also helping City capture the Capital One Cup.

It’s time for Manchester City to stand up and deliver in Europe

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When Manuel Pellegrini was hired by Manchester City, he was charged with bringing stability to a squad that had little of it, and take the Etihad club to new heights. In his first season, he won a double, which included his team's amazing comeback from a substantial deficit to win the Premier League title and also helping City capture the Capital One Cup.

Manchester City vs. Barcelona predicted lineups and team news

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Manchester City host Barcelona at the Etihad in the first leg of their Round of 16 tie for the second year in a row with the English champions looking for a favorable outcome this time around.

The Citizens are coming into this match with two wins on the bounce including the 5-0 demolition of Newcastle United at the weekend.

Manchester City vs. Barcelona predicted lineups and team news

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Manchester City host Barcelona at the Etihad in the first leg of their Round of 16 tie for the second year in a row with the English champions looking for a favorable outcome this time around.

The Citizens are coming into this match with two wins on the bounce including the 5-0 demolition of Newcastle United at the weekend.

Manuel Pellegrini believes Manchester City are better prepared for Barcelona

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Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini believes his team is "fresher" and performing at a higher level than they were at the same point last season, speaking ahead of his side's Champions League Round of 16 first leg,

A year ago, Barcelona advanced to the quarter-final of the European competition after dispensing with Manchester City by an aggregate score of 4-1 (including a 2-0 victory at the Etihad).

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Barcelona move for Paul Pogba despite FIFA-imposed transfer ban, says report

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Barcelona have made contact with the agent of Juventus midfielder Paul Pogba regarding a future move to the Catalan club, according to the Spanish publication Marca.

The newspaper reports under-fire club president Josep Bartomeu has made signing the France international a priority in an attempt towin favor with supporters, thus enhancing his chances for re-election this summer.

Barcelona move for Paul Pogba despite FIFA-imposed transfer ban, says report

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Barcelona have made contact with the agent of Juventus midfielder Paul Pogba regarding a future move to the Catalan club, according to the Spanish publication Marca.

The newspaper reports under-fire club president Josep Bartomeu has made signing the France international a priority in an attempt towin favor with supporters, thus enhancing his chances for re-election this summer.

FOX scores biggest viewing audience ever for Champions League Round of 16 game

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FOX Sports scored its biggest viewing audience ever for a UEFA Champions League game on FOX Sports 1 when an average viewing audience of 779,000tuned in to watch Manchester City versus Barcelona match on Tuesday from 2:30pm-5pm ET.

The Manchester City 1-2 Barcelona game was the fifth most-watched sports event on cable on Tuesday, and achieved a 0.

FOX scores biggest viewing audience ever for Champions League Round of 16 game

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FOX Sports scored its biggest viewing audience ever for a UEFA Champions League game on FOX Sports 1 when an average viewing audience of 779,000tuned in to watch Manchester City versus Barcelona match on Tuesday from 2:30pm-5pm ET.

The Manchester City 1-2 Barcelona game was the fifth most-watched sports event on cable on Tuesday, and achieved a 0.

Luis Suarez admits early anxiety during Barcelona goal drought

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Luis Suarez has admitted he suffered from anxiety as he struggled to score goals for Barcelona earlier this season.

Suarez had come under criticism for his lack of production in front of goal, with a section of fans and the media demanding more from the striker who Barcelona paid a reported £75 million for this summer.

Luis Suarez admits early anxiety during Barcelona goal drought

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Luis Suarez has admitted he suffered from anxiety as he struggled to score goals for Barcelona earlier this season.

Suarez had come under criticism for his lack of production in front of goal, with a section of fans and the media demanding more from the striker who Barcelona paid a reported £75 million for this summer.

Football manager 2015: Key tips when starting a new save

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Football Manager has grown into one of the most popular games across the globe over the last few years and with millions of users devoting a lot of their time to the game, here are a few tips that could help you build a dynasty and challenge your friends with your imperious squad.

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€75m Manchester United target signs big money deal

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Manchester United and Manchester City have been dealt a body blow in their pursuit of Barcelona midfielder Sergio Busquets as the Spaniard is set to sign a contract extension with the Catalan club till 2019 with an option for one more year.

Saurez Double Help Magnificient Barca beat Manchester City | Barca - 2, Manchester City - 1

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Last night at the Etihad Stadium in the City of Manchester, Barca showed once again that when they lift their game there won't be much the opposition could do about; may be apart from just playing the part. Luis Enrique's boys went in to this match with a bit of self-doubt; or may be the self-doubt was in the mind of the fans.

Video Lionel Messi penalty miss vs Man City 2015 for Barcelona- Joe Hart save

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Video Lionel Messi penalty miss vs Man City 2015 for Barcelona- Joe Hart save is a post from Soccer Blogger. Follow Soccer Blogger on Twitter This missed Lionel Messi penalty vs Man City (VIDEO BELOW) kept Man City alive in their CL clash against Barca on 24 February, 2015.

MANCHESTER CITY 1 FC BARCELONA 2 | CHAMPIONS LEAGUE RESULT

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Sergio Agüero vs Lionel Messi – Stats show it’s not as one sided as you may think

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According to Barcelona's Javier Mascherano nobody compares to Lionel Messi. It's understandable why he thinks this, Messi is undoubtedly one of the best in the world ever!

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Arsenal’s PERFECT midfielder wants EPL move! So Wenger…?

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I know that Arsenal fans have had our problems with La Liga's Barcelona at times, sometimes on the pitch with our meetings in the Champions League and sometimes off the pitch as they have poached a few big players off us, especially when Arsene Wenger was working on a very tight budget and unable to [.