Yaya Toure believes Manchester City are getting up to speed with the demands of the Champions League and will keep on improving.

City's second foray into the competition started with a dramatic 3-2 defeat in their eagerly-anticipated Group D opener against Real Madrid on Tuesday. The Barclays Premier League champions, who failed to get beyond the group stage last season, face a tough task to better that with two more past winners in Borussia Dortmund and Ajax in their group.

But City talisman Toure is convinced progress is being made and the 29-year-old Ivory Coast midfielder said: "I think we played well and we are continuing to learn how to play in Europe. We have a lot of young players and I think it is very good for us, although we lost."

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