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Luis Suarez scores twice on his return to England... but Messi proves he's human

Barcelona hold a 2-1 advantage over Man City after tonight’s Champions League last-16 first leg.

Suarez and his Barca team-mates.
Suarez and his Barca team-mates.
Image: Gregorio Lopez

LUIS SUAREZ RETURNED to haunt Manchester City by scoring twice as Barcelona took control of their Champions League last 16 tie with a 2-1 away win.

Suarez was a thorn in City’s side last season, scoring 31 goals as Liverpool pushed Manuel Pellegrini’s team all the way in the title race, and his first-half brace set Barcelona on the way to a repeat of their 4-1 aggregate win over the same opponents from this time last year.
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But Sergio Aguero struck in the 69th minute to give City something to build on in the second leg on March 18 and they were spared a heavier defeat in stoppage time when Lionel Messi won a penalty following a foul by Pablo Zabaleta, only for Joe Hart to save his spot-kick and for him to head the rebound wide.
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Another echo of last year’s tie means that City will travel to Camp Nou without left-back Gael Clichy, however, after he followed Martin Demichelis and Zabaleta’s example from 2014 by getting sent off for two bookable offences.

© AFP, 2015

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