The Spanish club is in command to reach the quarterfinals for the eighth straight year
(MANCHESTER, England) — Luis Suarez marked his return to England by scoring both Barcelona’s goals in a 2-1 win over Manchester City in the Champions League on Tuesday night, putting the Spanish club in command to reach the quarterfinals for the eighth straight year.
Suarez, who transferred from Liverpool last summer, scored close-range goals in the 16th and 30th minutes.
Sergio Aguero got City’s goal in the 69th, and the hosts played a man short after defender Gael Clichy was given his second yellow card in the 73rd by German referee Felix Brych.
Lionel Messi could have boosted Barcelona’s lead, but City goalkeeper Joe Hart saved his penalty kick in the final seconds of stoppage time after a foul by Pablo Zabaleta. Messi sent a header wide off the rebound.
The second leg of the total-goals series is March 18 in Spain. Man City was knocked out by Barcelona on 4-aggregate at the same stage last season and had a player ejected in both legs.
In the night’s other first-leg, second-round match, Juventus beat Borussia Dortmund 2-1 in Turin.
Carlos Tevez put the hosts ahead in the 13th minute, but Marco Reus tied the score five minutes later when he came in alone on goal after defender Giorgio Chiellini slipped.
Alvaro Morata created the opener with a cross/shot that goalkeeper Roman Weidenfeller parried into Tevez’s path and scored the tiebreaking goal in the 43rd.
Juventus midfielder Andrea Pirlo got hurt and left in the 37th,
The Bianconeri have lost one of 15 European games since moving into Juventus Stadium in 2011, a defeat to Bayern Munich two years ago.