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Toure not seeking tips for Real test

17 September 2012 15:11

Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure says he will not seek advice from former Barcelona team-mates on how to beat Real Madrid.

City and Real meet at the Santiago Bernabeu in the Champions League on Tuesday, with Jose Mourinho's Real side having endured a difficult start to their La Liga campaign.

Real are already eight points behind Barcelona in the race for the title but the Ivorian has maintained that he will not contact his old club to seek guidance on how to win.

"I maintain contact with some ex-companions at Barca but I do not need their advice over Real," Toure told reporters.

"The City staff have prepared for this match in great detail and that is enough information for us. Our last campaign was a disaster and we want to change all that.

"To win in the Bernabeu is a unique experience, enough to put you on the front pages. We shall put in our maximum to achieve that. So we shall be concentrating hard from the very first second.

"For me, the key to the result means winning the midfield battles with Xabi Alonso, Mesut Ozil and Sami Khedira. This is the key for the match."

City have begun the season in encouraging form and are yet to be beaten in the Premier League.

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Competition
UEFA Champions League
Date
18 September 2012
Game week
1
Kick-off
20:45
Half-time
0 - 0
Full-time
3 - 2
Venue
Estadio Santiago Bernabéu (Madrid)
Attendance
70381

Goals

0 - 1
69' E. Džeko
 (assist by Y. Touré)
Marcelo 76'
(assist by Á. di María) 
1 - 1
1 - 2
K. Benzema 87'
(assist by Á. di María) 
2 - 2
Cristiano Ronaldo 90'
(assist by Marcelo) 
3 - 2

Lineups

Substitutes

# Player Bookings
10
9 87'
19
13
8
4
5
# Player Bookings
13 85'
10 69' 89'
5
30
17
16
6

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