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Manchester City midfielder Fernandinho insists the club will learn from last night’s Champions League exit to Barcelona

Brazilian team-mates Neymar and Fernandinho battle for possession in last night's clash at the Nou Camp
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The Brazil international expects the lessons learned from the 2-1 defeat at the Nou Camp to serve the Citizens well in next year’s competition.

The 28-year-old was quick to praise Manchester City’s performance and acknowledged the strength of Barcelona after goals from Messi and Daniel Alves sandwiched an effort from City captain Vincent Kompany.

“We were terrific in both halves. We didn't allow Barça much space in which to work – there's no point making things easy for them. Despite a good number of chances the ball wouldn't go in for a long time but we carried on creating opportunities.”

“Our team remains a work in progress, but our vision and bravery are unquestionable. Where we have gained is in terms of experience. With a bit more know-how and a bit more luck next season, we'll be better.”

“Can Barça win this now? That's hard to judge because there are a number of terrific teams left in the draw. Maybe things look a bit difficult for them to get to the final. Nevertheless they have good players, this is a great team – they'll believe they should be in Lisbon in May.”

 
 

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