Suarez brace gives Barca advantage over Man City

Suarez brace gives Barca advantage over Man City

Manchester City-1 Barcelona-2

London: Making his return to England, Luis Suarez scored twice to lead Barcelona to a 2-1 win over 10-man Manchester City in the Champions League, putting the away side in a commanding position ahead of the second leg in Spain in the middle of March. The lone goal for Manuel Pellegrini’s side was scored by Sergio Aguero.

However, the tie likely would have been over if Lionel Messi hadn’t missed an injury-time penalty — or the rebound with the net gaping. Indeed, the rebound was one of the misses of the season from a man who has been crowned football’s player of the year four times.

“Of course that gives us more chances to try to win in Barcelona,” City manager Manuel Pellegrini, the former Real Madrid boss, told reporters. “3-1 is a very difficult score to try to reverse.”