Here are the latest stories for Wednesday.
MAN CITY: Pep Guardiola hailed Manchester City’s 3-1 victory over Barcelona but insisted his side played better in the Camp Nou a fortnight ago. Champions League group stage permutations.
– Goal scorers Kevin De Bruyne and IIkay Gundogan hailed City’s second-half showing as they came from behind to overcome Barca.
– City earned €83.8 million (£75.8m) in Champions League prize money last season, topping the table of UEFA payments to clubs.
BARCELONA: Luis Enrique thought his Barcelona side were spectacular for 40 minutes against City, but lamented the amount of errors they committed as they were eventually beaten in England.
– Luis Suarez concedes Barcelona were surprised by City’s tactical changes in the second half at the Etihad Stadium.
ARSENAL: Arsene Wenger praised Mesut Ozil’s cool decision-making after his spectacular winner in Arsenal’s 3-2 victory over Ludogorets on Tuesday, but admitted his team were “caught cold” at the start.
– Mark Clattenburg will referee Sunday’s North London derby despite criticism of his performance in last weekend’s 0-0 draw between Manchester United and Burnley.
CHAMPIONS LEAGUE: Robert Lewandowski scored twice as Bayern Munich fought back to win 2-1 at PSV Eindhoven, advancing and eliminating their hosts in Group D. Tuesday’s Champions League review.
BAYERN MUNICH: Arjen Robben said he was “disappointed and angry” after being taken off in Bayern’s victory against his former club PSV Eindhoven.
ATLETICO MADRID: Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone admitted that he was going home annoyed with his own decision making after Tuesday’s Champions League Group D clash at home to Rostov, even though his team’s 2-1 win sealed progress to the knockout stages of the competition two games early.
MLS: The MLS Disciplinary Committee has decided not to suspend NYCFC forward David Villa for last weekend’s incident involving Toronto FC midfielder Armando Cooper on Sunday, meaning he will be free to participate in the second leg of his team’s Eastern Conference semifinal, according to a league spokesperson.
SUNDERLAND:Sunderland manager David Moyes will serve a one-game touchline ban and pay an £8,000 fine after accepting an FA misconduct charge.
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