TIKI-TAKA INSPIRED CLUBS FEATURE TONIGHT

By Andries Ndlovu

Spanish champions, Barcelona,  will be welcoming Manchester City at the Camp Nou stadium tonight at 20:45, in what will be the fascinating match in tonight’s Uefa Champions League fixtures.

Both teams are known for their Tiki-Taka style of play in football which is characterized by short passing and movement that maintains ball possession. Tonight’s match will see Manchester City manager, Pep Guardiola facing a club that groomed him as a player before starting his coaching career in the same club.

Barcelona and Man City have won possession in all of their games so far this season, but tonight’s match could be a decider of who better understands Tiki-Taka between the two. It is match-day three and Barcelona is on top of the log with six points, while City is two points adrift the log leaders.

With Barcelona’s rampant trio up front (Messi, Neymar, and Suarez) all fit, the visitor’s defense could be kept on toes from the first up until the last whistle in the match. Injured Bacary Sagna will not feature for the match and this could leave City’s defense vulnerable, despite the return of Vincent Kompany from Injury.

Meanwhile, Guardiola’s city also have the quality to seize a victory tonight. Kevin De Bruyne who just returned from injury, Raheem Sterling and David Silver are all on form and they contribute a prominent role when it comes to attacking.

In their last four meetings, Barcelona has won all, scoring 7 while City only managed to score 2 goals.

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