Nasri: City can beat Barca

Samir Nasri believes Manchester City are capable of beating Barcelona in the return bout of their Champions League tie.

Barca won 2-0 at the Etihad Stadium on Tuesday, a Lionel Messi penalty and a Dani Alves goal giving Tata Martino’s side a comfortable lead.

But the British Press has reported Nasri as saying if City believe in themselves, they can overturn the deficit at Camp Nou.

“It is not over,” Nasri said.

“Before the game, we said it is a game of 180 minutes, and we can do what Valencia did and beat them at home.

“We will fight until the end.

“We will have to gamble, but why not? We went to Munich and beat them, so we can do the same.

“It does not change anything in our belief and our quality. We believe in ourselves.

"We believe in what we can do. At the start of the season, we won at Munich. We won at [Manchester] United, Spurs, and by big scores

“Everything is possible. We can do it. When you play like this, you have to believe. We have the quality.”

Nasri added that Bayern Munich are the best team City have played this season and that if City learn from their mistakes, they can progress.

“I don't think they are the best team we've played. Bayern are the best team we played here. Against Bayern, for 60 minutes we did not touch the ball.

“They are the best team, Barcelona are not. If it was not for the penalty, it was 0-0. Bayern was not the same.

“We did not touch the ball, they scored goals without a mistake from anyone. They showed us how great they were. I am convinced that Bayern are the best team we have played against.

“It will be an open game, they will come like Barcelona, they do not stay at the back and defend.

“They will come and play, so we will have plenty of space.

“Sergio Aguero will also be back, we will be fitter, so why not because he makes such a big difference.”

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