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Dani Alves
Dani Alves scores past Joe Hart in the first leg. [Reuters]

Barcelona welcome Manchester City to Camp Nou for the Round of 16 second leg clash in the Champions League on Wednesday.

Where to Watch Live

Kick-off is set for 7:45pm GMT. Live coverage will be on Sky Sports 1 and Sky Sports 1 HD. Radio commentary of the game will be available on BBC Radio 5 Live.


Barcelona suffered a setback in their pursuit of defending the La Liga title after suffering a 1-0 defeat away against struggling Real Valladolid. Fausto Rossi's netted the only goal of the game in the 17th minute to take all the three points for the Juan Martinez's side.

The Catalan giants now sit third in the league table with 63 points, four behind rivals and leaders Real Madrid after 27 matches. In the first leg of the Champions League last-16 tie, Gerardo Martino's side registered a 2-0 victory against City at the Etihad Stadium last month.

Martin Demichelis gifted a penalty to the Spanish champions in the second-half after bringing down Lionel Messi and saw a straight red card. The Argentinean forward made no mistake in converting from the spot in the 54th minute. Daniel Alves then compounded to the home side's misery by netting his team's second goal late in the game.

Meanwhile, the Citizens were handed another blow in their pursuit of four trophies this season after Wigan Athletic eliminated them in the FA Cup quarterfinal last Sunday. Demichelis was the villain once again as he fouled Marc-Antoine Fortune inside the box. Jordi Gomez converted the resulting penalty to give the defending champions the lead in the first-half.

Edin Dzeko
Edin Dzeko [Reuters]

James Perch then doubled the lead for Uwe Rosler's side early in the second-half. Samir Nasri pulled one goal back in the 68th minute for the home side but they failed to find a crucial second goal, thus ending their quadruple hopes.

In the Premier League, Manuel Pellegrini's side currently sit fourth in the table with 57 points from 26 matches, trailing leaders Chelsea by nine points who have played three matches more.

What Managers Say

Gerardo Martino: "We made lots of mistakes against Valladolid and that isn't normal for this team. We have to think that ten or 12 days ago, we played a very good match against Manchester City. I don't see why we can't do the same tomorrow and I'm sure we will play well. Every season the players know they have to fight to win a trophy – they know the club and they know what's expected, so I don't need to give them extra motivation."

Ruben Cousillas (Assistant manager): "We were the only [English] team to be alive in four competitions until Sunday. We are still standing in three competitions and we will fight until the last moment and won't settle for a defeat tomorrow. We don't listen to what's said about Barcelona being in crisis. It's difficult to say when we will score a goal because Barcelona are the best team in the world with the best players in the world."

Team Form

Sergio Aguero
Sergio Aguero [Reuters]


  • Last Five (all competitions, most recent first): L W L W W
  • Last Result: Real Valladolid 1-0 Barcelona

Manchester City

  • Last Five (all competitions, most recent first): L W W L W
  • Last Result: Manchester City 1-2 Wigan Athletic

Team News


  • Injured: Jonathan Dos Santos (knee), Issaac Cuenca (hamstring)
  • Doubtful: N/A
  • Suspended: N/A

Probable Lineup: Valdes; Alves, Mascherano, Pique, Alaba; Busquets, Xavi, Fabregas; Pedro, Messi, Sanchez

Manchester City

  • Injured: Matija Nastasic (knee), Stevan Jovetic (hamstring)
  • Doubtful: N/A
  • Suspended: Martin Demichelis

Probable Lineup: Hart; Zabaleta, Kompany, Lescott, Kolarov; Nasri, Toure, Fernandinho, Silva; Dzeko, Aguero