Demichelis: Suarez class shone through but City still hopeful

Manchester City defender Martin Demichelis felt he was given a close reminder of Luis Suarez's ability after his match-winning display for Barcelona at the Etihad Stadium.

Suarez struck both goals inside the first half hour as Barcelona won the first leg of their Champions League last-16 tie 2-1 on Tuesday.

It was the Uruguayan's first match back in England since he left Liverpool for the Nou Camp in a £75million deal last summer.

"Luis has already proved throughout his career what type of player he is and the quality he has," said Demichelis, when asked about Suarez's goalscoring performance.

The 34-year-old also insists City can beat Barcelona at the Nou Camp: "Without a doubt we are confident we can turn this around.

"We will go to Barcelona to try to do our best and progress.

"We want to dominate in Europe and we will achieve that in the coming years."