• 18 Feb 2014, Kick Off 7:45pm
  • Ref: Jonas Eriksson
  • Competition: Champions League
  • Etihad Stadium, Manchester
Manchester City
0
2
Barcelona
 
Result
90' Dani Alves
54' Lionel Messi (Pen)
    View mode
    • 1Hart
    • 5Zabaleta
    • 4Kompany
    • 26Demichelis
    • 22Clichy
    • 15Navas
    • 42Yaya Touré
    • 25Fernandinho
    • 13Kolarov
    • 21Silva
    • 9Negredo
    • 1Valdés
    • 22Dani Alves
    • 14Mascherano
    • 3Piqué
    • 18Alba
    • 6Xavi
    • 16Busquets
    • 8Iniesta
    • 9Sánchez
    • 10Messi
    • 4Fàbregas
    • 6Lescott
    • 35Jovetic
    • 2Richards
    • 10Dzeko
    • 14Javi García
    • 8Nasri
    • 30Pantilimon
    • 15Bartra
    • 11Neymar
    • 17Song
    • 21Adriano
    • 7Pedro
    • 13Pinto
    • 24Sergi Roberto

    Manchester City

    Starting line up
    Formation 4-4-1-1
    • 1 J. Hart
    • 5 P. Zabaleta
    • 4 V. Kompany
    • 26 M. Demichelis
    • 22 G. Clichy
    • 15 J. Navas (Nasri '58)
    • 42 G. Touré
    • 25 F. Luiz Rosa
    • 13 A. Kolarov (Lescott '57)
    • 21 D. Silva
    • 9 . Negredo (Dzeko '74)

    Barcelona

    Starting line up
    Formation 4-3-3
    • 1 V. Valdés
    • 22 D. Alves da Silva
    • 14 J. Mascherano
    • 3 G. Piqué
    • 18 J. Alba
    • 6 X. Hernández
    • 16 S. Busquets
    • 8 A. Iniesta
    • 9 A. Sánchez (Santos Júnior '74)
    • 10 L. Messi
    • 4 C. Fàbregas (Roberto Carnicer '86)
    Substitutes
    • 6 J. Lescott
    • 35 S. Jovetic
    • 2 M. Richards
    • 10 E. Dzeko
    • 14 F. Garcia Fernandez
    • 8 S. Nasri
    • 30 C. Pantilimon
    Substitutes
    • 15 M. Bartra
    • 11 N. Santos Júnior
    • 17 A. Song
    • 21 A. Correia
    • 7 P. Rodríguez Ledesma
    • 13 J. Pinto Colorado
    • 24 S. Roberto Carnicer
    • 0 Goals 2
    • 3 Shots On Target 4
    • 4 Shots Off Target 3
    • 2 Yellow Cards 2
    • 1 Red Cards 0
    • 19 Fouls 10
    • 1 Penalties Conceded 0
    • 0 Offsides 6
    • 1 Hand Balls 0
    • 31.6 Possession % 68.4
    • 386 Total Passes 860
    • 319 Accurate Passes 795
    • 11 Crosses 16
    • 6 Accurate Crosses 0
    • 1 Corners 4
    • 13 Tackles Won 7
    • 18 Total Tackles 14
    • 3 Blocks 2
    • 2 Blocked Scoring Attempts 3
    • 23 Interceptions 12
    • 20 Clearances 26
    • 20 Effective Clearances 26
    • 7 Headed Clearances 17
    • 2 Keeper Saves 3
    • 4 Keeper Throws 4
    • 4 Accurate Keeper Throws 4
    • 7 Goal Kicks 3
    • 1 Accurate Goal Kicks 2

    UCL LIVE: Manchester City vs. Barcelona

    Probable Lineups:

    Manchester City (4-4-2): Hart; Zabaleta, Kompany, Lescott, Clichy; Milner, Toure, Fernandinho, Silva; Jovetic, Negredo

    Man City will 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 will, however, be without top scorer Sergio Aguero who is sidelined with a hamstring injury. Stevan Jovetic and Alvaro Negredo are expected to lead the line, but Edin Dzeko gives them an alternative option. On a positive note, Brazilian midfielder Fernandinho is fit for the clash, and should be slotted alongside Yaya Toure in the middle of the park.

    Barcelona (4-3-3): Valdes; Alves, Mascherano, Pique, Alba, Xavi, Busquets, Iniesta; Alexis, Messi, Neymar

    Despite Mourinho stating that this is “worst Barcelona side in years”, Barcelona thrashed Rayo Vallecano 6-0 over the weekend and have the experience to overcome strong opposition in the knockout stages of the Champions League. Manager Gerardo Martinez rested Jordi Alba and Xavi Hernandez over the weekend and are set to start in place of Adriano and Cesc Fabregas. Messi and Neymar are sure to start in the attacking trident, with Pedro and Alexis Sanchez fighting for the final spot. Although Barca are the away side, do not expect a defensive approach from the 2010-2011 champions.

    What the fans are saying…
     Remember this?

    Who knew the last time these two teams played (albeit a friendly), it was Man City who were the victors!

    Danger Man

    jovetic

    Manuel Pellegrini is a manager that has faced Barcelona in La Liga many times before and won’t be afraid of the Catalan’s tiki-taka.  City themselves are good at holding possession (especially at home) and the shaky Barca defense will have to watch out for the on-form Stevan Jovetic who could very well punish them.

    Stats to get your head around…

    Manchester City vs. Barcelona: An Alternative Preview

    This will be the first competitive meeting between these two sides.

    Barcelona are winless in their last five away games against English sides in the Champions League (2 draws, 3 defeats).

    This is the first season in which Manchester City have managed to reach the knockout stages of the Champions League.

    Barcelona, meanwhile, have reached the semi-finals of the Champions League in each of the last six seasons, the longest run in the competition.

    Manchester City have won their last four Champions League games, the best current run.

    Manchester City’s games are the most prolific in the Champions League this season: they’ve produced 28 goals (18 for, 10 against). Their last three games alone have produced 18 goals.

    Manchester City have never failed to score at home in the Champions League (9 games). They’ve only lost one of those games (1-3 v Bayern Munich on 2 October 2013).

    Barcelona have only won one of their last eight games in the knockout stages of the Champions League (4-0 v AC Milan in last season’s last 16 stage).

    Barcelona have failed to win any of their last five away games in the knockout stages of the Champions League.

    Manuel Pellegrini won four of his 18 managerial encounters with Barcelona in La Liga.

    Alvaro Negredo has scored five goals in three Champions League games at home this season.

    Lionel Messi (65 goals) is only six goals away from equalling Raul’s Champions League goalscoring record (71 goals). He’s netted six goals in only three games this season.