With an aggregate victory of 3-1, Barcelona FC at the expense of Man City booked their Champions league quarter-finals place.
After winning in Manchester 2-1, Barcelona thanks to Ivan Rakitic sealed a 1-0 home win against Citizens who have had their chances, while on the other side, it’s a wonder how Barcelona scored only one. It can be said that it was a tale of two goalkeepers, with Hart in inspired form for Manuel Pellegrini’s side, while Ter Stegen has saved Aguero’s penalty. Messi was particularly inspired for the home side, starting most of the Catalans attacks. It was Messi with a brilliant assist for the opener, while Neymar & Suarez had plenty of opportunities to increase the lead, but Hart had a heroic performance at Camp Nou, and was the Citizens’ key player. With Barcelona’s progress, the English Premier league lost the last remaining club in this competition. A heavy blow for the league which stands out, as the best in world.
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Pre match video
Barcelona coach Luis Enrique and midfielder Andres Iniesta look ahead to the visit of Manchester City in the second leg of their UEFA Champions League last 16 tie.
Manchester City central midfielder Yaya Touré backs captain Vincent Kompany to deliver in Wednesday’s Champions League last 16 decider against Barcelona. Kompany was dropped by manager Manuel Pellegrini this month days after allegedly clashing with team-mate Fernandinho during the half-time interval of City’s 2-1 defeat by Liverpool. Also Pellegrini defends playing with two strikers in their 2-1 first leg defeat by the Spanish league leaders.
Barcelona starting line-up (4-4-3): Ter Stegen; Dani Alves, Pique, Mathieu, Jordi Alba; Rakitic, Mascherano, Iniesta; Messi, Suarez, Neymar.
Man City starting line-up (4-4-1-1): Hart; Sagna, Kompany, Demichelis, Kolarov; Milner, Toure, Fernandinho, Nasri; David Siva; Aguero.
Barcelona substitutes: Xavi, Pedro, Rafinha, Bravo, Bartra, Sergi Roberto, Adriano.
Man City substitutes: Zabaleta, Fernando, Dzeko, Caballero, Bony, Jesus Navas, Lampard.