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Summary

  1. Hart saves Messi penalty with last kick of game
  2. Suarez scores with two close-range efforts
  3. Aguero pulled a goal back in second half
  4. Clichy sent off for 2 yellow cards in second half

Live Reporting

By Andy Cryer

All times stated are UK

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There is plenty of Champions League action still to come tomorrow with Arsenal at home to Monaco and La Liga champions Atletico Madrid at Bundesliga side Bayer Leverkusen.

We will be live with our text commentary from 18:00 GMT but, before that, you can get all the reaction from tonight's action in Sportsday Live on the BBC Sport website from 08:00 GMT tomorrow.

Until then, cheerio. It has been a pleasure.

PLAYER REACTION

Manchester City 1-2 Barcelona

Barcelona midfielder Andres Iniesta: "We feel like we've taken a big step tonight, but it isn't over yet."

Nasri out of sorts

Nasri
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I think it's fair to say Samir Nasri (touch map above) struggled to get into the game this evening. He only made 31 touches, the least of any of the starting outfield players for either side. Lionel Messi, Jordi Alba and Andres Iniesta all had over 100 for Barcelona.

Manchester City 1-2 Barcelona

Chris Waddle

BBC Radio 5 live at the Etihad Stadium

"I know the object was to attack Barcelona but maybe if you'd played three on three in midfield, you can press a bit higher. I've always said 4-4-2 is a hard-working system and if you don't put a shift in, it doesn't work."

Clinical Suarez

Manchester City 1-2 Barcelona

Luis Suarez
BBC

Pretty lethal stuff from Luis Suarez in attack for Barcelona this evening. His touch graphic above shows he only had seven touches inside the penalty area and scored twice. He also had plenty of joy down the left.

Ford Fiesta
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Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero on Twitter: It's not the result we wanted but the tie is still unfinished. And as usual we'll fight 'til the end. C'mon, City!

Manchester City 1-2 Barcelona

BBC Radio 5 live

Henry Winter, of the Daily Telegraph, on the BBC 5 live Football Social: "I'm not convinced Manchester City go there [to the Nou Camp] with too much hope. They were better in the second half but I didn't think the Dzeko experiment worked and I thought Fernando was poor.

"Manchester City fans are walking out disconsolate, but look at the front line Barcelona threw at them. You have to respect Barcelona as well as highlighting City's flaws."

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MANAGER REACTION

Manchester City 1-2 Barcelona

Barcelona coach Luis Enrique confirms in his post-match press conference that Lionel Messi will continue as penalty-taker, despite his stoppage-time miss against Manchester City.

All to play for

Champions League
UEFA Champions League

A reminder how both Champions League matches went this evening. Advantage Juventus and Barcelona but there is still everything to play for in both matches.

Manchester City 1-2 Barcelona

All four Champions league games in which Lionel Messi has completed 10+ dribbles have come against English teams - Man Utd 2x, Arsenal, and now Man City.

Leo must love playing the English...

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Twitter reaction from Premier League footballers watching tonight's match.

QPR striker Charlie Austin: Suarez is so clever.

Hull midfielder David Meyler: Messi needs to work on his diving headers!

Stoke forward Peter Crouch: Messi is really good at football.

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Manchester City 1-2 Barcelona

Chris Waddle

BBC Radio 5 live at the Etihad Stadium

On Luis Suarez: "He's a proper team player. He's matured fantastically. He scored two and could have had more. At Liverpool he was on fire. He doesn't get the ball as much at Barcelona but maybe that suits him a little bit."

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Manchester City 1-2 Barcelona

DavGaddu: Hilarious that pundits are praising City for their second half showing. Barca clearly had no need to play at 100% after 0-2.

Zak Harding: Credit to Man City for the effort in the second half but overall they were outclassed and I can't see then going through.

Magical Messi

Manchester City 1-2 Barcelona

Barcelona
Barcelona

A busy evening for Lionel Messi as his touch graphic shows above. Bar his missed penalty, the Argentine was sublime.

Suarez is Hart-less

Manchester City 1-2 Barcelona

Joe Hart
Reuters

Joe Hart will be sick of the sight of Luis Suarez.

The Barcelona striker scored twice for Uruguay against England in the World Cup and then repeated his brace against Manchester City tonight. He will fancy more goals in the Nou Camp too.

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James: Stop bashing City, even as a United fan, I can't deny City were oustanding in the second half. Could have been two or three.

Sam, Manchester: Very pleased with the second-half performance. Suarez for lucky with his first goal ricochet off Kompany. Clichy didn't deserve two yellow cards they were hardly malicious tackles. Zabaleta and Demichelis was excellent today. With Yaya back in the second league, bring it on! C'mon City!

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Football League update

All over in tonight's Football League games and it's as you were at the top of the Championship. Leaders Derby beat Charlton 2-0, while second-placed Middlesbrough were 1-0 winners over Bolton. There were also victories for third-placed Ipswich, fifth-placed Norwich and sixth-placed Watford.

At the bottom, it was also business as usual - with defeats for bottom three Millwall, Wigan - who lost 1-0 to manager Malky Mackay's former club Cardiff - and Blackpool - who were on the receiving end of a incredible 42 shots in their 4-0 loss to Brentford.

In League One, Bristol City extended their lead to five points with a 3-1 win at Doncaster. Third-placed Swindon ended Bradford's seven-game unbeaten run, with Massimo Luongo netting twice in a 2-1 win.

It was League Two that provided the upset of the night, with leaders Burton beaten 1-0 by Accrington.

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Football League live text, which is ongoing.

Player reaction

Manchester City 1-2 Barcelona

Barcelona goalscorer Luis Suarez, speaking to ITV: "I try every game for the team and with both goals I am happy."

Do City have a chance at 2-1? "I think so. If they lost the game 3-1 that is really difficult for them but 2-1 is a good result for them."

Short and sweet there.

Manchester City 1-2 Barcelona

Chris Waddle

BBC Radio 5 live at the Etihad Stadium

"Aguero and Dzeko, from the off, didn't pressurise people. Nasri got subbed and Silva didn't have the legs. If you're going to play 4-4-2, you've got to hound the ball. They didn't do that and in the first half, Barcelona just did whatever they wanted with the ball."

Manchester City 1-2 Barcelona

Stats
BBC

Barcelona dominated possession but, huge credit to City, they came back at their visitors in the second half to give themselves half a chance. A Luis Suarez brace, a sending off, a missed penalty and a Sergio Aguero strike - a good night's entertainment.

Manchester City 1-2 Barcelona

Chris Waddle

BBC Radio 5 live at the Etihad Stadium

On Samir Nasri walking straight down the tunnel after being substituted: "It's not good. The fans see it. Manuel Pellegrini speaks his mind so we'll see what his says about that.

"Before the game, Nasri had refused to compare himself to Andres Iniesta and he was right. Tonight, he was more like a Ford Fiesta."

Player reaction

Manchester City 1-2 Barcelona

Man City keeper Joe Hart
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Manchester City goalkeeper Joe Hart, speaking to ITV: "I hope so [that the penalty save could prove crucial]. We will go there with a great group of fans, belief and we will have a right go.

"We pressed until the first goal and panicked a bit. We regrouped second half, put a lot of pressure on and were good for our goal and maybe good for a result tonight.

"The occasion did not get to us, sometimes things go against you. It is 2-1 and we go there with belief.

"Luis Suarez is a fantastic player, he took his goal well."

Juventus 2-1 Borussia Dortmund

In the other Champions League last-16 first leg tie, Juventus have the edge after

beating Borussia Dortmund 2-1 at the Juventus Stadium.

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Manchester City 1-2 Barcelona

Martin Robertson: Imagine how many goals Messi would score if he could actually take penalties.

Abdul Said: Messi enjoying his new midfield role and even forgets how to score.

Razak Adeyemi: Suarez should have been given the chance for a hat-trick - game on at the Camp Nou.

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Manchester City 1-2 Barcelona

There has been plenty of chat that Luis Suarez hasn't been firing since moving to Barcelona. Okay, he may not be the kingpin these days, with the likes of Lionel Messi and Neymar alongside him but he is still some player. His two goals leave City with a huge job on their hands in the Nou Camp in a few weeks time.

Manchester City 1-2 Barcelona

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Manchester City 1-2 Barcelona - Sergio Aguero

Chris Waddle

BBC Radio 5 live at the Etihad Stadium

"Give credit to City, they stuck at it and held on for 2-1. Overall, you have to say Barcelona are far superior to City.

"They've been made to look quite average in the first half. They showed grit and determination and got them a goal to keep them in the tie but they will have to play very well in the second leg to have any chance.

"Messi will be absolutely devastated with his penalty miss. He's a perfectionist."

Joe Hart
Reuters

FULL-TIME

Manchester City 1-2 Barcelona

The final whistle sounds as Lionel Messi still has his head in his hands. Advantage Barcelona but it could have been so, so much worse for Manchester City. We still have a game on our hands in Spain.

PENALTY SAVED

Manchester City 1-2 Barcelona

Manchester City still have hope. Lionel Messi steps up, gives the goalkeeper the eyes and has his low penalty saved by Joe Hart to his left. The ball is parried straight back to Messi who, with a open goal gaping, sends a diving header wide. He is human.

Lionel Messi
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PENALTY FOR BARCELONA

Manchester City 1-2 Barcelona

In the dying seconds Pablo Zabaleta needlessly chops down Lionel Messi in the penalty area.

Manchester City 1-2 Barcelona

Keep ball from Barcelona. Is there time for another chance?

DISALLOWED GOAL

Manchester City 1-2 Barcelona

Lionel Messi delicately chips the ball over Joe Hart and into the net but he is marginally offside. Lovely finish though. Three minutes of injury time.

Manchester City 1-2 Barcelona

The ball is bobbling around Barcelona's area but it is hacked clear and Barca now have a free kick at the halfway line.

YELLOW CARD

Manchester City 1-2 Barcelona

Sergio Aguero is absolutely poleaxed by Adriano on the touchline. The home fans chant 'off' but no chance. Yellow is shown.

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Mark from Huddersfield: No Yaya. Now no Clichy. No chance. Typical self-destruction from City.

Jonathan in Leicester: Wish Suarez was still at Liverpool for Sunday's match.

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Manchester City 1-2 Barcelona

That sending off has killed the atmosphere at Etihad just when it looked as though we were going to get a ripsnorter of a last 20 minutes. Barcelona are coasting through the last few minutes and City look as though they are happy with the score as it is - well as happy as they can be.

Football League update

It's a humdinger at Ipswich! Mick McCarthy's side restored their two-goal lead against Birmingham, thanks to Freddie Sears's second goal, but David Davis has just pulled one back again for Birmingham, who now trail 2-1.

Huddersfield are cruising against Reading - they are 3-0 up thanks to second-half goals from Nahki Wells and Ishamel Miller. Millwall have been unable to take advantage of bad nights for their relegation rivals - they are losing 2-0 to Sheffield Wednesday, Lewis McGugan and Atdhe Nuhiu on target for the visitors.

League One leaders Bristol City are heading for victory - Aaron Wilbraham has put them 3-1 up at Doncaster.

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Rich: Substitution sees Neymar finally escape Zabaleta's pocket.

Jerry Elumeze: Didn't realise Neymar was playing until his substitution.

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Manchester City 1-2 Barcelona

Barcelona are still looking the more likely to add another. Substitute Adriano has a shot blocked from 20 yards. The yellow shirts know another goal and it is almost job done.