Five things Man City must do to beat Barcelona
Pep Guardiola is all too familiar with Tuesday’s opponents, Barcelona, where he created one of the greatest football teams in the history of the game. The Spaniard also represented the club for eleven years as a player but will need to ensure his new City side enable five key components to beat his former team.
After such an impressive start to the season, Guardiola’s new-look City stagnated and failed to secure a victory in six matches before last Saturday’s victory over West Brom. Except for Tottenham, no team outplayed City during that period, and self-inflicted issues have caused their downfall.
The Champions League suffers no fools and Barcelona are an entirely different animal to what Guardiola faces weekly in the Premier League. Any sloppiness or costly errors will be capitalised on by Barcelona and to ensure this doesn’t occur, Pep has to make sure City comply with these five things.