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At the halves: Barca bossing Man City, Juve up on Dortmund -- FOLLOW LIVE


Barcelona’s Uruguayan forward Luis Suarez (L) celebrates scoring the opening goal with Barcelona’s Brazilian defender Dani Alves (C) and Barcelona’s Argentinian forward Lionel Messi (R) during the UEFA Champions League round of 16 first leg football match between Manchester City and Barcelona at the Etihad Stadium in Manchester, northwest England, on February 24, 2015. AFP PHOTO / LLUIS GENE (Photo credit should read LLUIS GENE/AFP/Getty Images)

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A pair of wonderful match-ups greeted Tuesday’s UEFA Champions League play, with Manchester City hosting Barcelona, and German giants Borussia Dortmund bringing their act to Turn for a match with Juventus.

There have been five goals within the first halves, so let’s dig right in.

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Manchester City 0-2 Barcelona

The 16th minute saw the match’s first goal, as Suarez fired hard and low past Joe Hart to lift Barcelona into the lead via an all-important road goal. Suarez flashed his trademark big-toothed grin as he raced across the field to celebrate with Messi.

And Barca smelled blood in the water. There was no sitting back with the lead, as the Blaugranas continued with adventurous passing and build-up.

Suarez made it a pair of goals on the half-hour, putting Man City in an awful spot. Jordi Alba sent a gorgeous cross through the former Liverpool man, who left no doubt in making it 2-0.

Juventus 2-1 Borussia Dortmund

Goals were traded early at The Old Lady’s house, where Carlos Tevez’s 13th minute goal was equalized by Marco Reus five minutes later.


during the UEFA Champions League Round of 16 first leg match between Juventus and Borussia Dortmund at Juventus Arena on February 24, 2015 in Turin, Italy.

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Alvaro Morata ripped a shot on BVB’s Roman Weidenfeller, and the keeper gave up a big rebound to Tevez. Not a good idea, and it was 1-0 on a tap-in.

Juve coach Massimiliano Allegri claimed his side would need to keep a clean sheet on Tuesday, and those dreams were dashed within 20 minutes of kickoff.

On a day where Suarez scored, the man he bit in the World Cup had a gaffe, slipping up in a bad position. Reus beat Gigi Buffon to even the score.

An injured Andrea Pirlo brought a pall to the proceedings after 36 minutes, as he subbed off for Roberto Pereyra.

But Paul Pogba’s low pass glided through the box for Morata to slap home just before halftime.

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