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Yaya Toure: “Manchester City must not run after the score”

Influential Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure believes his side should be wary of ‘running after the score’ in their last-16 Champions League tie away at Barcelona, as they find themselves 2-1 down going into the second leg.

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Controversial former Liverpool striker Luis Suarez scored twice for the Catalan club to put them in the driving seat after the first leg at the Etihad Stadium.

Quoted in MailSport, Toure said, “It is always difficult to play against Barcelona when you have to run after the score.

“But in football anything can happen, we have our chance and they have their chance as well and we will see on March 18.”

Toure will be returning from a three game suspension in Europe for the match at the Nou Camp and insists his club have the players and ability to pull off a turnaround.

He said, “We have got a few fantastic players at City and I think it is a 50-50 game because they won [the first leg] 2-1.”

Manchester City will be desperate for progression in the Champions League after a disappointing 1-0 loss in the Premier League against strugglers Burnley saw their title challenge take a significant hit.

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