Man City host Barcelona at the Etihad in probably the most exciting tie of the Champions League last sixteen after defeating Chelsea 2-0 in their FA Cup last weekend. The Citizens also had a break in midweek, with their game against Sunderland postponed due to bad weather.
They may have gone a bit defensive in their set up though, and with goals needed ahead of their trip to the Nou Camp, Pellegrini may rue putting out such a defensive team. Fernandinho returns, but can the likes of Demichelis keep the likes of Messi under control? Follow our live blog below to find out:
Check out the team line-ups below:
— Manchester City FC (@MCFC) February 18, 2014
FC Barcelona’s starting XI: Valdés, Alves, Piqué, Mascherano, J.Alba, Sergio, Xavi, Cesc, Alexis, Messi and Iniesta #fcblive
— FC Barcelona (@FCBarcelona) February 18, 2014