Tuesday night will see another thrilling duel between two good friends, Luis Enrique and Pep Guardiola, but with FC Barcelona’s 4-0 over Manchester City two weeks ago still fresh in the memory of both bosses.

Just hours after Guardiola gave his thoughts to the press, it was time for Luis Enrique to weigh up the encounter that everybody is talking about:

“It will be an encounter of identical philosophies, similar to what we saw at Camp Nou,” Luis Enrique believes.

“We will have to put in a big effort, be effective with and without the ball. The key will be to limit their thinking time, so that they do not have time in possession. We aim to keep the pressure high and try to make City attack as little as possible.”

“I am sure that Guardiola knows the key to making things difficult for us. In three months (as City boss) he has managed to make his team identifiable which is certain to grow. Every month that passes and the immediate future of Manchester City is promising.”

On the possibility of reaching the next round with a win, Luis Enrique said: We want to be first in the group for that reason we have to win here against the toughest rival."

“If we are able to qualify after just four games played it is because we have done things well,” he concluded.

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