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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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  1. Post update

    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.

  2. 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."

  3. Nasri out of sorts

    Nasri

    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.

  4. Post update

    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."

  5. Clinical Suarez

    Manchester City 1-2 Barcelona

    Luis Suarez

    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.

  6. Post update

    Ford Fiesta
  7. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    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!

  8. Post update

    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."

    Listen now by clicking on the Live Commentary tab on the right of the page for desktops, or at the top on mobiles and platforms, and watch on the red button.

  9. 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.

  10. All to play for

    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.

  11. Post update

    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...

  12. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Some 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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  13. Post update

    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.

  15. Magical Messi

    Manchester City 1-2 Barcelona

    Barcelona

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

  16. Suarez is Hart-less

    Manchester City 1-2 Barcelona

    Joe Hart

    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.

  17. Text us on 81111

    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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  18. 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.

    You can get the latest reaction on our dedicated Football League live text, which is ongoing.

  19. 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.

  20. Post update

    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."

  21. Post update

    Manchester City 1-2 Barcelona

    Stats

    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.

  22. Post update

    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."

  23. Player reaction

    Manchester City 1-2 Barcelona

    Man City keeper Joe Hart

    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."

  24. Post update

    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.

  25. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    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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  26. Post update

    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.

  27. Post update

    Manchester City 1-2 Barcelona

    BBC Radio 5 live

    Don't forget you can have your say on tonight's action on the 5 live Football Social from 21:40 BST. Call 0500 909 693 to get involved.

  28. Post update

    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
  29. 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.

  30. 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
  31. PENALTY FOR BARCELONA

    Manchester City 1-2 Barcelona

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

  32. Post update

    Manchester City 1-2 Barcelona

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

  33. 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.

  34. Post update

    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.

  35. 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.

  36. Text us on 81111

    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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  37. Post update

    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.

  38. 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.

    Follow the final ten minutes on our dedicated Football League live text.

  39. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

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

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

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  40. Post update

    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.

  41. Post update

    Manchester City 1-2 Barcelona

    Chris Waddle

    BBC Radio 5 live at the Etihad Stadium

    "Against 10 men, Barcelona should be be thinking about going for another goal. They're just passing it around at the moment but another goal would surely kill the tie."

  42. Post update

    Manchester City 1-2 Barcelona

    Man City manager Manuel Pellegrini

    As we stand, City would need to win 2-0 at Camp Nou to progress to the quarter-finals for the first time. Simple then...

  43. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Manchester City 1-2 Barcelona

    Robert Thompson: City can have no complaints with that red card, Clichy has been a liability. Miles off the pace.

    Ross Bentley: English teams always get red cards in big European games.

    Ieuan Yusuf-George: Two very soft bookings for Clichy. Mistimed tackles but neither malicious or reckless. Lack of common sense from the ref.

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  44. Post update

    Manchester City 1-2 Barcelona

    Maybe Dani Alves was fit enough to continue. He certainly didn't seem to happy at being withdrawn as he smashes a drinking bottle into smithereens with his foot.

    Neymar is replaced by a more defensive Pedro on the right of the attack and he takes his substitution a whole lot better.

  45. Post update

    Manchester City 1-2 Barcelona

    Gael Clichy's red card means City have had a player sent off in their last three meetings with Barcelona after Martin Demichelis and Pablo Zabaleta were sent off in each leg of last season's Champions League clash with Barca.

  46. SUBSTITUTION

    Manchester City 1-2 Barcelona

    Barcelona are back on top.

    The inevitable defensive move from Manuel Pellegrini as midfielder David Silva is withdrawn and Bacary Sagna is brought on to fill in at left back for the sent off Gael Clichy. You can't help but feel the 10-man hosts would take a 2-1 defeat now.

  47. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Manchester City 1-2 Barcelona

    MuLoRm: Aguero is just SPECIAL. That first touch was everything. Man City's one-man rescue package,

    Helles Mammut: Nice consolation goal but to have a realistic chance to advance City need to score two or three more in this half.

    Toby Foot: Barca have been sloppy fighting for second balls in past 10 minutes, City have been wanting that goal and rightfully get it.

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  48. Post update

    Manchester City 1-2 Barcelona

    Chris Waddle

    BBC Radio 5 live at the Etihad Stadium

    "Just as City thought they were getting into it... A clumsy challenge from Clichy and the referee had no option. It's a shame because it looked like they were getting back into it."

  49. Post update

    Manchester City 1-2 Barcelona

    Dani Alves can't continue after Gael Clichy's tackle and is replaced by Adriano on the right.

    Brilliant defending from Pablo Zabaleta stops Jordi Alba from making it 3-1. The Spaniard is about to shoot with just Joe Hart to beat when Zabaleta flies through the air to toe-end the ball away

  50. RED CARD - Gael Clichy

    Manchester City 1-2 Barcelona

    Maybe not then.

    Just when City started to push, more hesitancy from Gael Clichy leaves them up against it once more. The defender is too slow and clatters Dani Alves in the knee. Clear booking - his second of the game - and he is out of there.

    Gael Clichy
  51. Post update

    Manchester City 1-2 Barcelona

    City are pushing now. The fans believe, the players believe and Barcelona might to be starting to doubt themselves. Less than 20 minutes remaining but this is very much game on.

    Aguero
  52. Post update

    Manchester City 1-2 Barcelona - Sergio Aguero

    Chris Waddle

    BBC Radio 5 live at the Etihad Stadium

    "If anyone was going to score, it looked like it would be Sergio Aguero. Javier Mascherano has struggled with his pace all night. He showed great strength and pace and a great finish."

    Aguero
  53. Post update

    Phil McNulty

    BBC Sport chief football writer at Etihad Stadium

    "Hope at last for Manchester City and reward for a second half performance that has at least shown some ambition. They have shown Barcelona's defence to be vulnerable under pressure - now can they do it again?"

    Aguero
  54. GOAL

    Manchester City 1-2 Barcelona - Sergio Aguero - 69 mins

    Sergio Aguero scores for Man City

    A lifeline. Vital? It was a cracking finish from the impressive Sergio Aguero, who collects an inventive, defence-opening backheel from David Silva before smashing his shot past Marc-Andre ter Stegen.

  55. SUBSTITUTION

    Manchester City 0-2 Barcelona

    Here comes Wilfried. City's £28m signing from Swansea is on for his Champions League debut as he replaces Edin Dzeko in attack. Time to be a hero?

  56. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Manchester City 0-2 Barcelona

    IMMSY: City is going through a phase United went through when then started their Champions League journey.

    Anthony Gleeson: This is just evidence that city are not as good as they thought.

    Madan Roka: City much improved in the first 15 minutes of the second half. They'll be disappointed not to have pulled a goal back here.

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  57. Football League update

    Watford are firmly in control against Rotherham - the Championship's fifth-placed side now lead 3-0 thanks to second-half goals from Troy Deeney and Odion Ighalo.

    Wolves are also 3-0 up - Bakary Sako has got two of their goals against Fulham. Ipswich now lead Birmingham 2-1 - Freddie Sears scored for the Tractor Boys but David Davis has just pegged them back again.

    In League One, Curtis Main has pulled one back for Doncaster against leaders Bristol City - it's now 2-1 in that game.

    Follow the latest in our dedicated Football League live text.

  58. Post update

    Manchester City 0-2 Barcelona

    Ivan Rakitic is presented half a chance but lifts the ball over the bar. Lionel Messi then pulls the ball out of the air with one touch, lays it back and Rakitic is crowded out.

    Wilfried Bony is getting stripped to make his Champions League debut for Manchester City.

  59. Post update

    Manchester City 0-2 Barcelona

    Chris Waddle

    BBC Radio 5 live at the Etihad Stadium

    "Nasri won't be happy to be subbed off but he's not had an influence. He's not contributed enough. He's straight down the tunnel and spat his dummy out a little bit."

  60. SUBSTITUTION

    Manchester City 0-2 Barcelona

    Midfielder Fernandinho is coming on for Samir Nasri as manager Manuel Pellegrini looks to be opting for some more steel. James Milner will take Samir Nasri's place on the right, allowing the sub to slot in alongside Fernando.

  61. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Eddie: City need to up the tempo and turn this into an Premier League-type game to have a sniff at getting something out of this. Barca stuck in gear two.

    Kofi Tawiah Quansah: This game is crying out for Bony.

    John Dykes: If City can get one we'll see how real the talks of Barca's crisis of confidence are. Next goal vital.

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  62. YELLOW CARD

    Manchester City 0-2 Barcelona

    Gael Clichy is booked as he lumbers towards Ivan Rakitic and lazily brings him down. So slow from the City man.

  63. Post update

    Manchester City 0-2 Barcelona

    Barcelona keeper Marc-Andre ter Stegen

    The ball is dollied into the penalty area, Barcelona fail to clear but Martin Demichelis heads straight at Marc-Andre ter Stegen. City need to take advantage of one of these chances.

  64. Post update

    Manchester City 0-2 Barcelona

    City suddenly look like they are a match for Barcelona. Sergio Aguero, David Silva and Samir Nasri are running off Edin Dzeko and the visitors look a little bit fragile. Free-kick to City 35 yards out....

  65. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Manchester City 0-2 Barcelona

    Mickey Wallis: Barca will be happy to restrict City to corners, whilst they may only need one clear cut chance themselves to dump city out.

    Snoi: Throw Barca into the Premier League all year and they'd look ordinary. All we're seeing here is Man City fear factor and Pellegrini's naivety!

    Saidmadrid: City's squad is victim of the coward tactics of an overwhelmed coach who fears Barca.

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  66. CLOSE!

    Manchester City 0-2 Barcelona

    Sergio Aguero bursts clear but bends his shot inches wide of the post. So close.

    Sergio Aguero
  67. Post update

    Manchester City 0-2 Barcelona

    It would be easy to write City off here but remember Bayern Munich? The Premier League champions have the players to hurt Barca, they just need to start showing it. They have started this half a lot better.

  68. Post update

    Manchester City 0-2 Barcelona

    Sir Alex Ferguson looks like a man in disguise as he watches under his flat cap at Etihad. All he is missing is a fake moustache.

  69. Post update

    Manchester City 0-2 Barcelona

    Chris Waddle

    BBC Radio 5 live at the Etihad Stadium

    "You have to say Barcelona have started the second half terribly. They're just jogging around.

    "Give City credit they've started well and Dzeko should have got a goal back. At this level, against this type of opponent, you have to score chances like that."

  70. CLOSE!

    Manchester City 0-2 Barcelona

    City are gathering up a head of steam. Edin Dzeko finds David Silva in the penalty box, he pulls it back to Samir Nasri but his goalbound shot is blocked by Javier Mascherano.

    A corner is forced, Vincent Kompany flicks on to find Dzeko is acres of space just yards from goal. Anywhere apart from at the goalkeeper and that is a goal but his header is into the hands of Marc-Andre ter Stegen.

    Edin Dzeko
  71. Post update

    Manchester City 0-2 Barcelona

    Chris Waddle

    BBC Radio 5 live at the Etihad Stadium

    "Pellegrini would have said 'I want to see more energy from you' to his players - not just one or two but all of them. Set pieces could play a big part if they're to have any chance."

    Listen now by clicking on the Live Commentary tab on the right of the page for desktops, or at the top on mobiles and platforms, and watch on the red button.

  72. Post update

    Manchester City 0-2 Barcelona

    That's better from City as a corner is floated in from the left and Edin Dzeko heads wide. That is where to hurt Barcelona.

  73. KICK-OFF

    Manchester City 0-2 Barcelona

    Back under way at Etihad. This would be one of European football's greatest stories if City manage to get out of this hole.

  74. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Manchester City 0-2 Barcelona

    James Watson: Joe Hart is having a blinder. The same, however, can't be said for his team-mates.

    Durand Dsouza: City surely should remember the cake next year. Nothing without Yaya.

    Kanayo Umeogu: City getting bullied and overrun so easily. This shows how weak our darling Premier League is.

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  75. Post update

    Manchester City 0-2 Barcelona

    Remember this Barcelona side lost to Malaga in La Liga last time out, with questions being asked about the morale of Luis Enrique's men. I'd hate to meet a confident Barca then...

    Luis Enrique
  76. BBC Sport Facebook

    Lionel Messi

    Not looking pretty for City, but there are some great photos from both of tonight's Champions League ties on the BBC Sport Facebook page.

  77. Post update

    Manchester City 0-2 Barcelona

    Phil McNulty

    BBC Sport chief football writer at Etihad Stadium

    Where does Manuel Pellegrini go from here? Barcelona's two-goal lead barely does justice to how superior they have been. Vincent Kompany has been taken to the cleaners by Luis Suarez, City are ineffective in midfield and once again Pellegrini's ploy of playing two up front against world-class opposition has been brutally exposed.

    Other than that....

    City
  78. Post update

    Manchester City 0-2 Barcelona

    Barcelona
  79. Post update

    Manchester City 0-2 Barcelona

    Chris Waddle

    BBC Radio 5 live at the Etihad Stadium

    "City should just go shape for shape with Barcelona. They might be individually better but at least City would know what they're meant to be doing if they're man for man.

    "As it is, Barcelona are winning the midfield battle and Andres Iniesta looks fantastic."

    Suarez
  80. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Manchester City 0-2 Barcelona

    Mutias Bonnke: Pellegrini always downplays the importance of Yaya but we all know the truth, he is their engine and it's time they admitted it.

    Blake Keeble: Watching Messi play is just extraordinary looks like he is barely trying.

    Abhishek: Silva is the only player who would get anywhere near this Barca team.

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  81. Post update

    Manchester City 0-2 Barcelona

    Chris Waddle

    BBC Radio 5 live at the Etihad Stadium

    "I've been very disappointed with City. We know Barcelona are talented but City needed to come out of the blocks quickly. They've looked half-hearted. Barcelona have flooded the midfield, Messi has come in off the left and they've totally dominated it."

  82. Post update

    Manchester City 0-2 Barcelona

    Chris Waddle

    BBC Radio 5 live at the Etihad Stadium

    "Barca been outstanding and dominated from kick-off. City have to got to look after the ball better. You're talking about the best team in England and they can't put four or five passes together."

  83. Football League update

    Normal service in the Championship. Leaders Derby lead Charlton 2-0 at half-time, while second-placed Middlesbrough have stepped up the chase with a goal against Bolton - Albert Adomah putting them 1-0 up. Fourth-placed Ipswich also lead, courtesy of Tyrone Mings' header against Birmingham.

    Bottom two clubs Blackpool and Wigan are both losing, while Millwall, who occupy the other relegation place, are holding Sheffield Wednesday 0-0.

    In League One, leaders Bristol City are 2-0 up on Doncaster, Greg Cunningham adding the second from the spot. Swindon look set to end Bradford's unbeaten run - they lead 2-0 thanks to Massimo Luongo's brace.

    It's not all going to form though - in League Two, Josh Windass has put Accrington 1-0 up against leaders Burton.

    Get the latest half-time reaction on our dedicated Football League live text.

  84. HALF-TIME

    Manchester City 0-2 Barcelona

    That is about as comprehensive a first half as you can get from Barcelona. They have been better in just about every area of the pitch.

    After watching City hammer Newcastle at the weekend, I can't help but wonder what this Barca side would do to the rest of the Premier League. Simply awesome.

  85. CLOSE!

    Manchester City 0-2 Barcelona

    City's first real chance of the match as David Silva feeds Samir Nasri on the edge of the penalty area but his curled side-footed shot is easy for goalkeeper Marc-Andre ter Stegen to parry away. A shot on goal at least.

  86. HITS THE WOODWORK

    Manchester City 0-2 Barcelona

    Some shocking defending almost sees Barcelona 3-0 up. The ball cannons off James Milner to set Dani Alves racing through on goal. The Brazilian looks up and chips the advancing Joe Hart but the woodwork saves City.

  87. GOAL

    Juventus 2-1 Borussia Dortmund - Alvaro Morata (43 mins)

    Tevez to Pogba to Morata - goal. Who needs possession? Dortmund were pulled apart like a Christmas cracker. Tevez, bull-like, feeds Pogba in a wide area and his left-foot cross is low and tantalisingly too good for the away defence as Morata applies a side-foot finish from 10 yards. He is unmarked but onside.

  88. Post update

    Manchester City 0-2 Barcelona

    If City are to get themselves back into this, how important would a goal before half time be? It hasn't looked likely but it only takes a second...

  89. Post update

    Manchester City 0-2 Barcelona

    City finally enjoy some pressure as Barcelona struggle to clear. Edin Dzeko has a shot from 20 yards blocked as the home fans start to raise their voices again. 'Come on City' is the cry'. Well it is until Gael Clichy sends a woeful cross over the goal from the left.

  90. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    The Daily Telegraph's Chris Bascombe at the Etihad Stadium on Twitter: "I'm doing marks out of ten at City tonight. I'll just cut and paste the usual 9 for Suarez from last season's reports."

  91. Post update

    Manchester City 0-2 Barcelona

    Chris Waddle

    BBC Radio 5 live at the Etihad Stadium

    "The way they slow the game down, and go quick again, they just dictate the pace all the time. The movement is fantastic and, I have to say, this game should be over."

    Suarez
  92. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Manchester City 0-2 Barcelona

    Richard Hughes: First time I've seen Barca this season. Shocked by how good they are considering I haven't heard too much hype about them so far.

    Joe Maloney: Barca are still a joke... Messi unbelievable there! Absolute feetabix.

    William Packwood: Barca are looking very impressive tonight. City look five yards off the pace all over the pitch. Could be a few goals tonight.

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  93. Post update

    Phil McNulty

    BBC Sport chief football writer at Etihad Stadium

    Luis Suarez proving once again why so many Premier League defenders would have happily waved him on the plane to Barcelona when he left Liverpool. Always on the move, always looking for the opening. He is making life a complete misery for Manchester City - and their captain Vincent Kompany in particular.

    Suarez
  94. Post update

    Manchester City 0-2 Barcelona

    The visitors are running riot. Neymar plays a perfectly-weighted pass for Lionel Messi but, after a decent touch inside the penalty area, Joe Hart bravely gets down to smother.

  95. Football League update

    No respite for Blackpool at the bottom of the Championship. Two Jon Toral goals in three minutes have put them 2-0 down at Brentford and staring at defeat number 19 of the season.

    In the night's big grudge match, it's Cardiff who have taken the lead at Wigan through Aron Gunnarsson - bad news for Latics boss Malky Mackay, who left Cardiff in acrimonious circumstances. The Cardiff board are reportedly boycotting that match in protest at alleged racism at Wigan.

    In League One, it's going with the formbook - Swindon, Preston and Sheffield United, who occupy third, fourth and fifth place in the table, are all 1-0 up after half an hour.

    Get the very latest on all those matches and plenty more in our dedicated Football League live text.

  96. Post update

    Manchester City 0-2 Barcelona

    The Etihad is stunned. Their side haven't done a lot wrong though, Barcelona are just untouchable at the moment. This could be game over very soon, if things don't change.

  97. Post update

    Manchester City 0-2 Barcelona

    Man City
  98. Post update

    Manchester City 0-2 Barcelona

    Chris Waddle

    BBC Radio 5 live at the Etihad Stadium

    "That was just absolutely fantastic football. They believe in their ability and touch. It looks easy, but it's not. The weight of very pass is fantastic and Luis Suarez is alert.

    "The gulf between the teams - Barcelona are streets ahead."

    Suarez
  99. GOAL

    Manchester City 0-2 Barcelona - 30 mins

    I'll bet those City fans are regretting those jeers now. Lionel Messi makes Pablo Zabaleta look daft as he steps past him before slipping the ball into Jordi Alba on the left. His low cross is turned home by Luis Suarez for his second. It is so, so, easy.

    City
  100. Post update

    Manchester City 0-1 Barcelona

    Manchester City look as though they could cause Barcelona problems aerially - that is if they actually ever get hold of the ball. It is slim pickings for them so far.

  101. Post update

    Manchester City 0-1 Barcelona

    Chris Waddle

    BBC Radio 5 live at the Etihad Stadium

    "That would have been one of the best goals we've seen in this tournament. You can see what Suarez was trying to do - put it through Joe Hart's legs. Luckily for City, Hart got down quickly enough to stop it."

  102. Post update

    Manchester City 0-1 Barcelona

    Pull the cork out of the champagne Lionel Messi. A touch in the middle of the park is absolutely ridiculous from the Argentine and Luis Suarez is almost put through on goal seconds later but Joe Hart blocks. Barcelona are in full swagger.

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    Manchester City 0-1 Barcelona

    Andy McNamara: Suarez is a busy player who makes many runs. Sometimes you make your own luck through sheer willingness and tenacity.

    We've Only Got 1 Dom: Dzeko isn't suited to this type of game, more of an impact player, City need more pace and Bony is the one for that.

    Stephen Cheatley: City's defence gave Suarez all the time in the world to take his goal. Shocking defending in such an important game.

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  104. Post update

    Manchester City 0-1 Barcelona

    The away fans are already into their 'ole's' as Barcelona pass the ball around like they are in a practice match. This is like a game of keep-ball, with a player not quite so good chasing around pointlessly.

  105. Post update

    Manchester City 0-1 Barcelona

    Chris Waddle

    BBC Radio 5 live at the Etihad Stadium

    "Strangely, City look more relaxed since the goal. It's as if the shackles are off and they're thinking 'we're getting beaten anyway, let's go for it'."

  106. Football League update

    The first goal of the night in the Football League went the way of Championship leaders Derby. They took the lead against Charlton thanks to a close-range left-footed effort from Jeff Hendrick after nine minutes, and Jesse Lingard has just made it 2-0.

    Huddersfield have also made a good start in their mid-table clash against Reading - Harry Bunn has given the Terriers the early advantage in that one with a header.

    And Derby aren't the only table-toppers who have made a lightning start - League One leaders Bristol City are 1-0 up, courtesy of Luke Freeman's early strike against Doncaster.

    Don't forget, you can follow all the Football League action in our dedicated live text here.

  107. Post update

    Phil McNulty

    BBC Sport chief football writer at Etihad Stadium

    "The warnings had already been posted for Manchester City about the golden rule when playing Barcelona - never conceded cheap possession. Now Luis Suarez has taken full advantage of that rebound off Vincent Kompany.

    "City have not got into this as an attacking force yet and The Etihad is ominously quiet. Manuel Pellegrini's side need something to lift the mood, even it is just a tackle or a run. Too comfortable for Barcelona so far."

  108. Post update

    Manchester City 0-1 Barcelona

    This is not looking good for City. Barcelona look so comfortable in possession and City are chasing shadows. Luis Suarez has a volley blocked as the home fans appear stunned.

    Just as I say that Edin Dzeko climbs highest in the box to head wide for the hosts.

  109. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Manchester City 0-1 Barcelona

    EPM: Suarez still a legend in Liverpool, and that's why.

    ScoopeX: That's the difference you get with Suarez, who is the genius of goal-scoring.

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    Suarez
  110. GOAL

    Juventus 1-1 Borussia Dortmund - Marco Reus (19 mins)

    AWAY GOAL. Jurgen Klopp punches the air like a Ryder Cup golfer.

    Giorgio Chiellini resembled Bambi, slipping in possession and Marco Reus is in the kind of form to gobble up that opportunity. One touch, out of his feet, head up, bottom corner. Right footed he beat Buffon with ease.

    A fourth goal in as many games for Reus.

  111. Post update

    Manchester City 0-1 Barcelona - Luis Suarez

    Chris Waddle

    BBC Radio 5 live at the Etihad Stadium

    "He got a bit of good fortune but, give Suarez credit, he's alert and it's a lovely, crisp finish into the bottom corner."

    Suarez
  112. GOAL

    Manchester City 0-1 Barcelona - Luis Suarez

    Luis Suarez celebrates

    A horrible goal for Man City to concede. Lionel Messi's simple ball in hits Vincent Kompany on the back and Luis Suarez is on hand to rifle home from close range.

  113. GOAL

    Juventus 1-0 Borussia Dortmund - Carlos Tevez (13 mins)

    A tap in and reward for some organised defending by Juventus.

    A long spell of possession for their visitors saw the home side get every man behind the ball in a tight block and they spring to break through Alvaro Morata. His shot is spilled by Roman Weidenfeller and there is Carlos Tevez to tap the ball home. It trickles over the line. A horrible moment for the Dortmund goalkeeper.

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  114. Post update

    Manchester City 0-0 Barcelona

    Chris Waddle

    BBC Radio 5 live at the Etihad Stadium

    "It doesn't matter how hard you work, players like Messi and Neymar can produce something, as we've see with some fantastic from skill from Neymar."

  115. Post update

    Manchester City 0-0 Barcelona

    Brilliant block by Martin Demichelis after some sublime footwork from Neymar in the penalty area. The Brazilian bamboozles Pablo Zabaleta before playing the ball to Lionel Messi, whose shot is blocked.

    Seconds later, Luis Suarez runs through but shoots into the side-netting.

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    Manchester City 0-0 Barcelona

    Jerry Elumeze: Without Yaya Toure, I don't see City getting anything out if this match.

    Mahbub Anam: Messi's having a bad season. He's only scored 37 in 34 appearances.

    Neil Leverett: Many are saying City are playing Barcelona at right time. This is a wounded animal tonight.

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  117. Post update

    Manchester City 0-0 Barcelona

    Disappointing from James Milner as his low strike is easily blocked by the wall. Should have done better from there.

  118. Post update

    Manchester City 0-0 Barcelona

    Free-kick to City 20 yards out as Javier Mascherano chops down Sergio Aguero following loose play from Neymar. Chance...

  119. Post update

    Manchester City 0-0 Barcelona

    Man City striker Edin Dzeko shoots

    Edin Dzeko falls theatrically to the floor under the challenge of Javier Mascherano but there is enough contact to give them a free-kick at the halfway line. It is now City's turn to pass the ball around confidently before Dzeko has a shot from 20 yards blocked after James Milner's chipped through ball.

  120. Post update

    Manchester City 0-0 Barcelona

    Barcelona are enjoying plenty of possession early on. So far they aren't hurting the hosts but City will know they can't afford Barca to settle into an sort of rhythm.

  121. Post update

    Manchester City 0-0 Barcelona

    Jeers from the home fans as Luis Suarez gets his first touch of the ball. I'm sure there will be more of that.

  122. Post update

    Manchester City 0-0 Barcelona

    Chris Waddle

    BBC Radio 5 live at the Etihad Stadium

    "City are already pressing high, which I'm glad to see. Last year they sat back and it didn't work for them."

  123. Vote results

    Manchester City 0-0 Barcelona

    The vote is closed and, perhaps unsurprisingly, you have voted that Lionel Messi will be the key player this evening. Fair shout.

  124. KICK-OFF

    Manchester City 0-0 Barcelona

    Luis Suarez, Neymar and Lionel Messi

    Lionel Messi, Neymar, and Luis Suarez. Not a bad attacking trio is it?

    Between them, they have 68 goals for Barcelona this season - with Messi top scoring on 37.

    Be afraid Manchester City, be very afraid. Game on.

  125. LINE-UPS

    Manchester City v Barcelona (19:45 GMT)

    Manchester City XI: Hart, Zabaleta, Kompany (C), Demichelis, Clichy, Fernando, Milner, Nasri, Silva, Dzeko, Aguero.

    Barcelona XI: Ter Stegen, Pique, Rakitic, Sergio, Iniesta, Suarez, Messi, Neymar, Mascherano, J.Alba, Alves.

  126. Post update

    Manchester City v Barcelona (19:45 GMT)

    Chris Waddle

    BBC Radio 5 live at the Etihad Stadium

    On Luis Suarez: "He's a very clever player. He'll float around between defenders and try to catch them out. He drags players around. Messi and Neymar are fantastic talents and to keep that front three is a task for any team."

  127. Memories are made of this

    Manchester City v Barcelona (19:45 GMT)

    It would probably be fair to say Manchester City fans have not exactly had a love affair with the Champions League over the past few seasons.

    But, as City midfielder Samir Nasri points out, a victory this evening would go some way to putting the competition closer to their hearts.

    It is a 45,000 sell-out this evening, with just over 1000 Barcelona fans making the trip. This is where memories are made. City will hope they are good ones.

  128. Post update

    Manchester City v Barcelona (19:45 GMT)

    The teams are in the tunnel and there are not many smiles. These players mean business.

    The Champions League music is playing and here we go...

  129. Post update

    Manchester City v Barcelona (19:45 GMT)

    BBC Radio 5 live

    Spain-based football writer Graham Hunter on Luis Suarez: "Suarez has played exceptionally. He's had to change and play unselfishly. Some players find that hard but Suarez hasn't.

    "He's been true to his word that he wanted to play for the team. He has given life to Neymar and Messi. The litmus test will, of course, will be if he scores winning goals."

  130. Remember when...

    Juventus v Borussia Dortmund (19:45 GMT)

    Juventus

    Don't forget you can keep tabs on their latest encounter on a separate live text here.

  131. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Manchester City v Barcelona (19:45 GMT)

    Tshimetsah: Feel sorry for Man City without Yaya starting. I mean he's the only world-class player there.

    Keke: I think Barca nick this one 2-1.

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  132. Text us on 81111

    Andrew: If Manchester City are going to win this tie to progress to the Champions League quarter-finals you'd have to think that they are going to have to take a lead with them to the Nou Camp. Keeping a clean sheet tonight would be advisable too, if at all possible!

    Grant: Strange of Pellegrini to leave out Lampard, with all his experience at this level.

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  133. Goals galore

    Manchester City v Barcelona (19:45 GMT)

    Manchester City may have struggled in their fledgling Champions League experiences but they have always been capable of goals at home.

    In fact, Barcelona are the only away team to keep a clean sheet at the Etihad Stadium in the Champions League. City will be desperate to make sure that doesn't become a habit.

    Having said all that, City have kept only one clean sheet in 13 Champions League home games.

    There will be goals.

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    Here's a stat from Barcelona's Twitter feed: "Barca are wearing yellow for the seventh time this season. To date, five wins and just one defeat."

    Make of that what you will.

  135. Post update

    Manchester City v Barcelona (19:45 GMT)

    Phil McNulty

    BBC Sport chief football writer at Etihad Stadium

    "Not sure what Lionel Messi will be like when the serious stuff starts but his warm-up is mesmerising. The left foot is instantly controlling passes fired at all angles from his Barcelona team-mates while pass after pass lands straight at the feet of its intended target. Always a privilege to watch one of the greatest to have played the game at close quarters."

  136. BBC coverage

    A reminder that tonight could mean some split-screen action.

    We have three dedicated live text commentaries, with Manchester City v Barcelona, Juventus v Borussia Dortmund and the Championship programme all being given our full attention.

    Why not have all three open while listening to the action on BBC Radio 5 Live?

  137. Post update

    Manchester City v Barcelona (19:45 GMT)

    Manchester City

    Barcelona have looked pretty formidable in the Champions League so far this season but is this where City come into their own? Just 15 minutes from kick-off now.

  138. Post update

    Manchester City v Barcelona (19:45 GMT)

    Barcelona

    BBC Sport's Jonathan Jurejko in Manchester: "Barcelona are expected to be backed by about 1,100 hardy souls who have managed to get the time off work/college/looking after the kids and travel north from Catalonia.

    "Those who haven't packed a warm scarf might end up visiting street trader Colin Downes, who is perched on Market Street - the city's main shopping avenue.

    "Colin, who like most Manc men of a similar age says he is named after City hero Colin Bell, tells me that trade has been brisk in the past few hours - meaning 'the cupboard is already a bit bare'.

    "Anyone needing a half and half best get there quick then..."

  139. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Manchester City Twitter picture

    Manchester City players are warming-up, with kick-off about 20 minutes away.

  140. Sharp shooters

    Manchester City v Barcelona (19:45 GMT)

    Sergio Aguero v Luis Suarez

    You would take either wouldn't you?

  141. Text us on 81111

    From Jenni in Newtownards: Man City have to approach tonight's match with the correct attitude and mindset. They have to be thinking that Barcelona will get at least a goal head-start at the Nou Camp, meaning City have to win tonight. They can't sit back and allow Barca to have all the possession tonight, instead they have to take the game to them. That won't be easy without Yaya Toure though.

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  142. Post update

    Manchester City v Barcelona (19:45 GMT)

    BBC Radio 5 live

    Spain-based football Graham Hunter on Barcelona coach Luis Enrique: "There is an antipathy between the coach, the club and Messi.

    "It's absolutely clear that he and Messi don't see eye to eye. At all. If they lose at all, the coach will come under pressure."

    Listen now by clicking on the Live Commentary tab on the right of the page for desktops, or at the top on mobiles and platforms, and watch on the red button.

  143. Team news

    Juventus v Borussia Dortmund (19:45 GMT)

    Juventus make four changes from the side that beat Atalanta on Friday with striker Alvaro Morata, playmaker Arturo Vidal and defenders Patrice Evra and Stephan Lichtsteiner recalled. Evra's former Manchester United team-mates Carlos Tevez and Paul Pogba also start with Andrea Pirlo pulling the strings in midfield.

    Juventus XI: Buffon, Lichtsteiner, Bonucci, Chiellini, Evra, Marchisio, Pirlo, Pogba, Vidal, Tevez, Morata

    Borussia Dortmund rested both captain Mats Hummels and striker Ciro Immobile for the 3-2 win over Stuttgart on Friday, but both are back to face Juve. Marco Reus, who recently signed a new contract with the club, and influential midfielder Ilkay Gundogan are also included. Former Manchester United playmaker Shinji Kagawa drops to the bench.

    Borussia Dortmund XI: Weidenfeller, Piszczek, Sokratis, Hummels, Schmelzer, Gundogan, Sahin, Mkhitaryan, Reus, Aubameyang, Immobile.

    You can follow a separate live text commentary from 19:30 GMT.

  144. Race for the 'golden boot'

    Top scorers

    So who is leading the way in terms of goals scored in the Champions League? Lionel Messi? Cristiano Ronaldo? Zlatan Ibrahimovic?

    No, it is Shaktar Donetsk's Luiz Adriano with nine goals - although he was unable to add to that tally in last week's last 16 goalless draw with Bayern Munich.

    Manchester City's Sergio Aguero is the leading Premier League striker in the goal charts with five.

  145. Post update

    Manchester City v Barcelona (19:45 GMT)

    John Murray

    BBC commentator at the Etihad Stadium for BBC Radio 5 live

    "Judging by Manuel Pellegrini's team selection, he's planning on giving it a go in the first leg."

    Listen now by clicking on the Live Commentary tab on the right of the page for desktops, or at the top on mobiles and platforms, and watch on the red button.

  146. Post update

    Manchester City v Barcelona (19:45 GMT)

    Chris Waddle

    BBC Radio 5 live at the Etihad Stadium

    "City have built an exciting side for the Premier League and that's why when they play a big team in Europe, they give them a game but sometimes get caught out.

    "It will be interesting to see how high they press with Martin Demichelis in the side because he was caught out last time they played.

    "You can keep Messi, Suarez and Neymar quiet for 89 minutes and they can still produces something to win the match."

  147. Elsewhere in the Football League

    In League One, leaders Bristol City have the chance to go five points clear of second-placed MK Dons if they can beat Doncaster.

    Third-placed Swindon can close the gap on Dons to two points, but to do so they must overcome in-form Bradford, who are unbeaten in their last seven games.

    The leaders are also in action in League Two - Burton visit Accrington knowing victory would extend their lead to five points.

    There's also a meeting of two teams who impressed in this season's FA Cup as Cambridge, who took Manchester United to a replay, face AFC Wimbledon, who ran Liverpool close.

  148. Who to watch?

    Manchester City v Barcelona (19:45 GMT)

    Vincent Kompany
  149. Post update

    Manchester City v Barcelona (19:45 GMT)

    Chris Waddle

    BBC Radio 5 live at the Etihad Stadium

    "The best way of playing Barca, when you have a squad like City's, is going forward. Last year they tried to play counter-attacking football and they never got near them.

    "It doesn't matter how well City play tonight, we will see magic from Messi, Neymar and Suarez but if City get after them, they can get a good result."

  150. Missing Yaya

    Manchester City v Barcelona (19:45 GMT)

    Yaya Toure

    The main concern for Manchester City tonight is the absence of Yaya Toure.

    The midfielder is serving the final match of this three-game European suspension after being sent off against CSKA Moscow in November.

    City's win percentage with Toure in the side is 40%, compared to 36% without him. However, without him they become a difficult team to break down having avoided defeat in nine of the 11 games he has not played, with almost half of those games ending in draws.

  151. Join the debate on the BBC Sport Facebook page

    Favourite strike pairings

    Thomas Buckenham: Alan Shearer and Teddy Sheringham in Euro 96.

    Awich Mandy Pat: Ibrahimovic and Cavani.

    Stewart Downey: Del Piero and Trezeguet have to be up there! Shevchenko and Inzaghi also.

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  152. Luis loving the Mancurian weather

    Manchester City v Barcelona (19:45 GMT)

    Luis Enrique

    Barcelona coach Luis Enrique popped out to enjoy the fine Manchester weather earlier today.

    Could the weather affect tonight's game? The wind has been so strong this afternoon that a passenger plane had to abort its landing earlier. It looks a bit tamer now.

  153. The need to win

    Manchester City v Barcelona (19:45 GMT)

    Frank Lampard is in no doubt about the importance of the Champions League to Manchester City.

    He told City's website: "This is a trophy every big club needs in their collection and the way City are heading it is one that will happen at some point and these sorts of games are the ones you have to win if you are going to go on and win the competition."

    The midfielder is on the substitutes bench tonight.

  154. Post update

    Manchester City v Barcelona (19:45 GMT)

    Phil McNulty

    BBC Sport chief football writer

    "Manchester City's growing stature and ambition can be measured in bricks and mortar with the scale of the current renovations that will increase capacity to around 60,000 - but it is on the pitch where they want to make a statement tonight as they once again face Barcelona in the last 16 of the Champions League.

    "Goals from Lionel Messi and Dani Alves gave Barcelona victory here a year ago on the way to a 4-1 aggregate win - with manager Manuel Pellegrini furious about the performance of Swedish referee Jonas Eriksson.

    "Samir Nasri insists City have learned from that loss and are ready to make amends although Barca have since added Luis Suarez from Liverpool to complete a superstar strike force including Messi and Neymar."

  155. Post update

    BBC Radio 5 live

    Manchester City v Barcelona

    All the build-up to tonight's Champions League action is getting under way on BBC Radio 5 live now with Mark Chapman. You can then listen to live commentary from Alan Green and John Murray, with former England winger Chris Waddle summarising, from 19:45 GMT.

    You can also listen by clicking on the Live Commentary tab on the right of the page for desktops, or at the top on mobiles and platforms, and watch on the red button.

  156. Text us on 81111

    From Guy in Hay-on-Wye: Eidur Gudjohnsen and Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink were devastating in 2001/2002 - best I've seen anyway!

    Simon in Sussex: I like United's pairing of Fellaini + AN Other big lad that they're going to lamp it at from 75 yards away. Proper pub team tactics from the Dog and Duck!!

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  157. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Fiorentina's former Manchester City defender Micah Richards on Twitter: "City gone 4-4-2 tonight! Attack attack attack. Am going for a 1-1 draw... Come on City!"

  158. 'No clear favourites'

    Manchester City v Barcelona (19:45 GMT)

    Barcelona are not clear favourites to beat Manchester City and reach the Champions League quarter-finals, says coach Luis Enrique.

    In a testy news conference at Etihad on Monday, the Barca boss faced a barrage of questions from the Spanish media about his side's morale after Saturday's 1-0 defeat to Malaga.

    He didn't look too happy about the direction the questions were taking but did say there was no favourite this evening.

    "It is dangerous to speak of favourites in the Champions League - you have to demonstrate yourself on the field," he said.

  159. Dortmund find their feet

    Juventus v Borussia Dortmund (19:45 GMT)

    Jurgen Klopp

    Borussia Dortmund's early-season dance with relegation attracted many column inches.

    How could a side managed by the charismatic Jurgen Klopp be so bad? Well the spectacled character has guided his side up to 12th now, thanks in no small part to three straight league wins.

    Form and momentum seem to be arriving at the right time.

    "It will take a while before we find ourselves in a different situation in the Bundesliga," manager Jurgen Klopp said. "Until then, the pressure remains. The Champions League is a whole different story."

    Keep tabs on their Champions League trip to Juventus on our separate live text from 19:30 GMT.

  160. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Paul Hirst, a reporter with the Press Association, at the Etihad Stadium on Twitter: "Forget Aguero, Messi, Suarez and Silva - the best footballer in Manchester tonight is in the press box. There's only one Chrissy Waddle."

    Chris Waddle is, of course, part of the commentary team on BBC Radio 5 live, with build-up starting at 19:00 GMT.

  161. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Here's David Silva looking particularly cool as the Manchester City players arrive at the Etihad Stadium.

    Manchester City twitter picture as David Silva arrives
  162. LINE-UPS

    Manchester City v Barcelona (19:45 GMT)

    Manchester City XI: Hart, Zabaleta, Kompany (C), Demichelis, Clichy, Fernando, Milner, Nasri, Silva, Dzeko, Aguero.

    Barcelona XI: Ter Stegen, Pique, Rakitic, Sergio, Iniesta, Suarez, Messi, Neymar, Mascherano, J.Alba, Alves.

  163. Team news - Milner starts in midfield

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    Manuel Pellegrini opts for Edin Dzeko and Sergio Aguero in attack with James Milner coming into midfield. New signing Wilfried Bony has to settle for a place on the substitutes bench.

  164. Team news - Barca big guns start

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    Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez and Neymar start in attack for Barcelona, with Xavi on the substitutes' bench.

  165. Join the debate on the BBC Sport Facebook page

    Favourite strike pairings

    Sam Roath: Messi, Suarez, Neymar. By far the best attacking trio in the world.

    Harry Dickens: At international level, Messi and Aguero is an almost unstoppable pairing.

    Liam Hammond: I quite like the look of Jay Emmanuel-Thomas and Matt Smith at Bristol City.

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  166. The return of Suarez

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    Luis Suarez

    As if there isn't enough to look forward to this evening...

    Luis Suarez, the reigning player of the year in English football, will make his first appearance in England since his move from Liverpool in the summer for £75m.

    He was made to wait in Spain, serving a four-month ban from football-related activity for biting Italy defender Giorgio Chiellini during the World Cup, and hasn't really set La Liga on fire yet.

    But you wouldn't bet against the Uruguayan making a big impact one way or another this evening. You can read about his first eight months in Spain here.

  167. Post update

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    Barcelona fans

    BBC Sport's Jonathan Jurejko in Manchester: "The gusty wind might be biting cold in the city centre, but the atmosphere is starting to warm ahead of Manchester City's Champions League tie against Barcelona.

    "A healthy throng of Catalans have arrived, most wrapped in thick overcoats, thermal hats and replica scarves, as they gather for a pint outside of one of Manchester's most historic pubs.

    "Most fans I spoke to reckon their team will bounce back from a shock home defeat by Malaga and take an advantage back to the Camp Nou."

  168. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Favourite strike pairings

    Arasa: RVP and Adebayor - led Arsenal well only for Van Persie to get injured. It dented AFC's hopes of winning the league.

    RedViperofDorne: Diego Costa and Branislav Ivanovic are a pretty good strike partnership.

    Duncan Radband: Has to be John Barnes and Luther Blissett.

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  169. Post update

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    Manchester City
  170. Tonight's Championship action

    As if tonight's Champions League action wasn't enough to keep you entertained, there's also a packed programme of Football League fixtures.

    The top two in the Championship are both in action, as Derby take on Charlton, with second-placed Middlesbrough hoping to make up ground with a win over Bolton.

    The bottom three clubs are also in action, with Blackpool visiting Brentford, Wigan taking on Cardiff and Millwall up against Sheffield Wednesday.

    Plenty of eyes will be on events at the DW Stadium in particular for a match that pits Wigan manager Malky Mackay against his former club. The Cardiff board are set to boycott the match in protest at Wigan's ownership and management.

    You can follow all the action with our dedicated Football League live text here.

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    Not quite the red carpet but Manchester City are doing their best to impress with this welcome for Barcelona's footballing royalty.

    Manchester City twitter picture
  172. Barcelona ease through

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    Barcelona's progress from the group stages, on the other hand, was as smooth as silk.

    The Catalans lost just one match - to Paris St-Germain - and qualified top of Group E.

    Forget the past though, this is all about now.

  173. Champions League fight back

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    Manchester City

    For many Manchester City fans, just their presence in the last-16 in the Champions League this season is a bonus.

    They looked to be heading out of the competition after failing to win any of their first four games.

    However, a 3-2 home win over German champions Bayern, which included a Sergio Aguero hat-trick, kept alive their hopes of making the last 16 - and they took full advantage with a stunning 2-0 win in Rome.

    Breathtaking stuff.

  174. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Steven Jerjian: Aguero is key man because if he's not on form then City will struggle badly. Barca can afford for Messi to be off the boil.

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  175. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    We're asking you for your favourite strike partnerships in world football. Here's a few early shouts...

    Gasumba innocent: Dwight Yorke and Andy Cole were the best striking partnership for me.

    Chris: Robbie Fowler and Stan Collymore had a devastating partnership for Liverpool, loved them together.

    Martin Lunt: Roy Race and Blackie Gray had everything, pace, goals, teamwork, everything.

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  176. Key player vote

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    Vote

    So who do you think is going to be the key player this evening? You can have your say by using the vote facility on this page.

  177. No fear

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    Manchester City are not scared of Barcelona, says captain Vincent Kompany despite losing 4-1 on aggregate to them at the same stage last season.

    "We want to play against them. You don't go in at this level fearing strikers," said the Belgium defender. "They're a special team with special players, but there's nothing new to worry us, it's a case of having the whole team at a very high level."

    Bold Vincent.

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    Favourite strike pairings

    There will be no shortage of attacking talent on show tonight. Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez and Neymar for Barcelona, while City could pair Wilfried Bony with Sergio Aguero.

    That got me thinking about some striking partnerships from the past, so I want to know who your favourite strike pairings have been in world football.

    I would go for Ian Ormondroyd and Ian Olney - but then I'm a sucker for a long ball. Tweet your suggestions and reasons to #bbcfootball, text 81111 (UK users only) or post on BBC Sport Facebook.