Barcelona will miss several key players for Man City Match
Barcelona will miss several key players for the champions league match against Manchester City on Tuesday.
Barcelona are without injured captain Andres Iniesta and defenders Gerard Pique, Jordi Alba, Aleix Vidal and Jeremy Mathieu, who was sent off in their first meeting.
Midfielder Arda Turan has recovered from injury and is fit to play. Brazil Under-21 defender Marlon had to get a later flight to Manchester after forgetting his passport.
Barca boss Luis Enrique said: “It will be an encounter of identical philosophies, similar to what we saw at Camp Nou.
“We will have to put in a big effort – be effective with and without the ball. The key will be to limit their thinking time, so that they do not have time in possession. We aim to keep the pressure high and try to make City attack as little as possible.
“I am sure that Guardiola knows the key to making things difficult for us.
“In three months he has managed to make his team identifiable which is certain to grow. Every month that passes, the immediate future of Manchester City is promising.”