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Pep's red alert to shock Barca

By Andy Hampson

Pep Guardiola has warned Manchester City they will need to keep their discipline to have a chance of beating Barcelona tonight at the Etihad Stadium.

City have lost all five of their games against the Catalan giants in the past two-and-a-half years and had a man sent off in four of them. The most recent was goalkeeper Claudio Bravo in City's 4-0 loss in their first Champions League Group C meeting at the Nou Camp a fortnight ago.

Guardiola said: "It's always difficult to win Champions League games against Barcelona 11 v 11, but when it's 10 v 11 it's almost impossible. Sometimes (they were) unfair, but at that level it's impossible to achieve your targets without discipline."

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