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Relentless Premier League challenge hurts Manchester City in Europe, says Dzeko

Manchester City striker Edin Dzeko believes that the Premier League's relentless toughness hinders its teams in the Champions League.

The reigning English title-holders were beaten 2-1 by Barcelona in the first leg of their last-16 tie, leaving their hopes slim of progression, while they are six points behind Chelsea on the home front despite having played a game more.

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