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Yaya Reveals What City Learned From Barca's UCL Miracle Comeback

Yaya Toure Reveals What Manchester City Learned From FC Barcelona's UEFA Champions League Miracle Comeback

By Keegan Kruger - Mar 15, 2017 09:58 AM @KeeganKruger

Former Ivory Coast international Yaya Toure has revealed what he and his teammates learned from FC Barcelona's stunning victory over Paris Saint-Germain in the UEFA Champions League last week.

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The Citizens do not find themselves in the same situation as the Catalan club were, though, as they currently lead their UCL Round of 16 tie against Monaco 5-3 on aggregate, but are wary of the threat the French club poses.

Speaking ahead of the second leg on Wednesday night, Toure insisted that his team needs to score goals and replicate Barcelona's performance against PSG.

"From my point of view, and maybe the manager's too, the best way to defend is to attack," the Ivorian told Sky Sport.

"If you sit deeper... when I watched PSG vs Barcelona, PSG had fantastic players up front but they were trying to defend.

"When you go and play games like that and you are four goals in front, I think that is the wrong thing to do.

"We are going to attack, we never do it the other way, we will attack and they will expect that as well. The best defence is try to score."

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City will be hoping to progress to the quarter-finals of the competition, where they could face the likes of Borussia Dortmund, FC Barcelona, Real Madrid, Leicester City, Juventus or Bayern Munich, among others.

Do you think City will see off Monaco tonight? Have your say in the comments section below. 


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Zugo48 Joined: 03 Sep 2016
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Zugo48 Mar 15, 2017 12:42 PM
City is one of best attacking teams in the world..i know it... you know it...they know it.Monaco's defence is not solid either hence we scored 5 against them...and Glik is out suspended.We will beat Monaco at France.
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Myaka weliPhefeni Mar 15, 2017 10:25 AM
Away its not easy as we knw one team is knot out frm France so Monaco is going to make sure they raise French flag so mst be watchout and i smell sumthing bad 2nyt for Pep store
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Tedd Mar 15, 2017 10:14 AM
They will progress.

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