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Hustle and bustle: Yaya Toure is not a man to be trifled with.
This is the area in which Man City are strongest, even with Fernandinho out injured.
Yaya Toure is a powerhouse and Barcelona will know all about him from his time at Camp Nou.
Some argue that they’ve never really replaced him.
He will be too strong for Xavi and Andres Iniesta to deal with, so Sergio Busquets will have to step up to the mark.
Busquets is a superb defensive midfielder and is one of the few in the world who could contain Toure.
But the danger is that if too much attention is placed on the Ivorian, City’s other attacking midfielders will be able to roam free.
David Silva is one of the best creative midfielders in the world, extremely clever and incisive with his passing.
Samir Nasri, who has just returned from injury, may not start, but if he does, he and Silva will be looking to buzz round Busquets and draw Barcelona’s centre-backs out of position.
Jesus Navas is likely to start on the right and his pace could terrify Jordi Alba, should Barcelona’s left-back venture too far up the field.
Barcelona may be able to pressure Javi Garcia into errors, but he played well against Chelsea at the weekend.