• 12 Mar 2014, Kick Off 7:45pm
  • Ref: Stphane Lannoy
  • Competition: Champions League
  • Camp Nou, Barcelona
Barcelona
2
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Manchester City
91' Dani Alves
67' Lionel Messi
 
Result
89' Vincent Kompany
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    • 1Valdés
    • 22Dani Alves
    • 3Piqué
    • 14Mascherano
    • 18Alba
    • 6Xavi
    • 16Busquets
    • 8Iniesta
    • 4Fàbregas
    • 10Messi
    • 11Neymar
    • 1Hart
    • 5Zabaleta
    • 4Kompany
    • 6Lescott
    • 13Kolarov
    • 25Fernandinho
    • 7Milner
    • 21Silva
    • 42Yaya Touré
    • 8Nasri
    • 16Agüero
    • 21Adriano
    • 7Pedro
    • 13Pinto
    • 24Sergi Roberto
    • 9Sánchez
    • 15Bartra
    • 17Song
    • 10Dzeko
    • 14Javi García
    • 38Boyata
    • 15Navas
    • 30Pantilimon
    • 9Negredo
    • 22Clichy

    Barcelona

    Starting line up
    Formation 4-3-3
    • 1 V. Valdés
    • 22 D. Alves da Silva
    • 3 G. Piqué
    • 14 J. Mascherano
    • 18 J. Alba
    • 6 X. Hernández
    • 16 S. Busquets
    • 8 A. Iniesta
    • 4 C. Fàbregas (Roberto Carnicer '86)
    • 10 L. Messi
    • 11 N. Santos Júnior (Sánchez '80)

    Manchester City

    Starting line up
    Formation 4-2-3-1
    • 1 J. Hart
    • 5 P. Zabaleta
    • 4 V. Kompany
    • 6 J. Lescott
    • 13 A. Kolarov
    • 25 F. Luiz Rosa
    • 7 J. Milner
    • 21 D. Silva (Negredo '72)
    • 42 G. Touré
    • 8 S. Nasri (Navas '74)
    • 16 S. Agüero (Dzeko '45)
    Substitutes
    • 21 A. Correia
    • 7 P. Rodríguez Ledesma
    • 13 J. Pinto Colorado
    • 24 S. Roberto Carnicer
    • 9 A. Sánchez
    • 15 M. Bartra
    • 17 A. Song
    Substitutes
    • 10 E. Dzeko
    • 14 F. Garcia Fernandez
    • 38 D. Boyata
    • 15 J. Navas
    • 30 C. Pantilimon
    • 9 . Negredo
    • 22 G. Clichy
    • 2 Goals 1
    • 7 Shots On Target 4
    • 5 Shots Off Target 5
    • 1 Hit Woodwork 0
    • 1 Yellow Cards 3
    • 0 Red Cards 1
    • 8 Fouls 23
    • 3 Offsides 2
    • 0 Hand Balls 2
    • 57.9 Possession % 42.1
    • 628 Total Passes 440
    • 571 Accurate Passes 371
    • 3 Crosses 21
    • 0 Accurate Crosses 4
    • 5 Corners 4
    • 13 Tackles Won 17
    • 17 Total Tackles 19
    • 2 Blocks 4
    • 3 Blocked Scoring Attempts 2
    • 24 Interceptions 19
    • 26 Clearances 14
    • 26 Effective Clearances 14
    • 16 Headed Clearances 3
    • 3 Keeper Saves 4
    • 5 Keeper Throws 3
    • 5 Accurate Keeper Throws 3
    • 8 Goal Kicks 5
    • 3 Accurate Goal Kicks 1

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    Probable Lineups:

    bayern barcaBarcelona (4-3-3):  Valdes; Alves, Puyol, Pique, Alba, Xavi, Busquets, Iniesta, Neymar, Messi, Pedro

    Barcelona were extremely disappointing during the weekend when they lost 1-0 to Real Valladolid giving, Real Madrid the upper hand in the La Liga race.  Messi and co missed a host of chances but will now need to focus on their Champions League home clash against Manchester City.  They do, however, have a 2-0 advantage over the Citizens and will be confident of finishing the job at the Nou Camp.  The Catalans don’t have any major injury concerns, and Neymar and Pedro should flank Lionel Messi who’ll start in his preferred ‘false nine’ role.

    Manchester City (4-4-2):  Hart, Zabaleta, Demichelis, Kompany, Kolarov, Nasri, Y Touré, Fernandinho, Silva, Aguero, Negredo

    Not unlike their opponents, Manchester City come out of a terrible weekend losing to Championship side Wigan 2-1 at the Etihad in the FA Cup quarter-final – their second loss to Wigan in under a year.  From high hopes of winning all four trophies, Pellegrini will need a perfect away performance from his side to have any hopes of overcoming a 2-0 deficit away from home.  Hopes will rely on star striker Sergio Aguero, who came back from a hamstring injury in their loss to Wigan.  Alvaro Negredo should partner the Argentine in an attacking 4-4-2.

    What the fans are saying…

     

     

     

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    So was this Demichelis tackle on Messi in the first leg a penalty?  Was it a red card?  Opinions seem to be divided!

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    We expect so much from Lionel Messi that when hes a bit below par the media has a field day.  However with the Citizens needing two goals expect Barcelona to counter with speed and the four-time player of the year to be in amongst the goals.

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    Barcelona have only lost one of their last 18 knockout games at Camp Nou in the Champions League (0-3 v Bayern Munich in last season’s semi-final).

    Out of 30 home games in the Champions League knockout stages, Barcelona have only lost two by at least two clear goals (0-2 v Real Madrid in April 2002 and 0-3 v Bayern Munich in May 2013).

    Only one English club has managed to beat Barcelona at Camp Nou in the Champions League (in 17 games): Liverpool in February 2007 (1-2).

    The last three Champions League visits by English clubs to Camp Nou have produced 13 goals.

    Manchester City are winless in their last three Champions League games against Spanish clubs (D1 L2).

    Manchester City have won their three away games in the Champions League this season, including a 3-2 victory against the current European champions Bayern Munich.

    Manchester City have only kept one clean sheet in their last 13 Champions League games (3-0 win v Viktoria Plzen last September), including none in their last six outings (longest current run among the 16 remaining teams).

    Barcelona have the most prolific attacking record at home this season in the Champions League with 13 goals in three games.

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

    Lionel Messi (66 goals) is only five goals away from equalling Raul’s Champions League goalscoring record (71 goals). He’s netted seven goals in only four games this season (from nine shots on target). He needs one more to be the top scorer for one club (currently level on 66 with Raul for Real Madrid).

    Neymar has been directly involved in five of Barcelona’s last seven Champions League goals (three goals, two assists).

    Xavi has played 138 games for Barcelona in the Champions League. One more outing and he’ll equal the record for most appearances for one club in the competition (Ryan Giggs 139).