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Pellegrini: Man City will play normal attacking game against Barca

Manchester City will approach Barcelona's Champions League visit without fear, according to boss Manuel Pellegrini. City average three-and-a-half goals a game at home in this season's Premier League, and Pellegrini is not about to alter his attacking style for Tuesday's first leg.

He said: "When you play against Barcelona, against important teams, you always must consider important things.

"But I think the most important thing is to try to be the same team that you are seeing every week here in the Premier League.

"That for me is very important, to continue having the style of play, to continue having the personality to try to beat Barcelona.

"You cannot play without considering that in front you have Lionel Messi, you have other important players. But we are not going to play just thinking of defending and not thinking of what we can do with the ball."

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