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Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola returns to his natural home as he takes his team to face Barcelona in the third of the Champions League group games

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola returns to his natural home as he takes his team to face Barcelona in the third of the Champions League group games (kick-off 7.45pm).

The ex-Barca boss will know the scale of the mission in trying to extract points from the five-times winners (apparently there are some strikers called Messi, Neymar and Suárez who are rather good), but has players of his own capable of inflicting a few deadly blows.

Raheem Sterling, in particular, has been a player reborn under the Catalan manager after struggling for form and confidence last season. If he’s fit to play tonight, he could cause an upset.