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Summary

  1. City knocked out after 3-1 aggregate defeat
  2. Aguero pen saved by Barca keeper Ter Stegen
  3. Mascherano had brought down Aguero on 77 mins
  4. Rakitic lobs Hart after sublime Messi pass

Live Reporting

By Tom Rostance

All times stated are UK

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  1. Post update

    Will there be big changes at the Etihad this summer? Is there anyone out there who could do a better job?

    We will have to wait and see. That's a wrap for us for the night. See you tomorrow for Everton's European foray...

  2. Post update

    Barcelona 1-0 Man City (Agg: 3-1)

    Chris Waddle

    BBC Radio 5 live

    "Who recruits Manchester City's players? What do they look for to make Manchester City serious Champions League contenders?

    "I like watching City but at Champions League level they are so lacking.

    "Have they got a team geared to win the Premier League? They are a physical side rather than a technical side. I think with the Champions League you need more than a physical presence."

  3. Pellegrini speculation

    Barcelona 1-0 Man City (Agg: 3-1)

    Robbie Savage

    BBC Radio 5 live

    "I think Manuel Pellegrini's time will be up. Would Diego Simeone leave Atletico Madrid or Carlo Ancelotti leave Real Madrid? That's the kind of manager I would look at for City."

  4. Manager reaction

    Dortmund 0-3 Juventus (Agg 1-5)

    Jurgen Klopp

    Dortmund coach Jurgen Klopp: "We were too harmless. If you don't shoot on goal, you can't score.

    "Every minute the opponent gained in confidence and we ended up having none. Juve were simply better than us, but they also had the perfect start after three minutes."

  5. Post update

    Barcelona 1-0 Man City (Agg: 3-1)

    Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini on whether he needs to make changes to his squad: "We will see about that in the right moment."

    Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini on speculation about his own future: "It's not a distraction. I never worry about me so it's not a distraction."

  6. The end for Yaya?

    Barcelona 1-0 Man City (Agg: 3-1)

    Robbie Savage

    BBC Radio 5 live

    Yaya Toure

    "I think there are too many excuses going around for Manchester City. They have to do better than they have done, surely?

    "It would have been nice to see some of them trying a bit harder in terms of work-rate and desire.

    "I think City have got to make some drastic changes.

    "Vincent Kompany has been the best defender for the last three years and needs a regular partner. Would you get rid of Kompany and have a completely fresh start? I don't know.

    "He needs to get his head right. His performances have been so poor by his standards.

    "Yaya Toure has been taken off in consecutive games. What's his future?"

  7. City restricted?

    Barcelona 1-0 Man City (Agg: 3-1)

    Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini: "All of us wanted to continue, we need to improve in Europe and maybe in the last two years we did improve. We have gone through to the last 16 and we were very unlucky we played against Barcelona, but at least we qualified [for the knockout stages].

    "I also think it was not our best year to continue in Europe because of [Financial Fair Play] restrictions with the amount of players and money so it was difficult in that sense."

  8. Spot the English team

    Graphic of English clubs' performance in Champions League from 1996-97 to 2014-15

    Ah, the giddy days of 2008. Nine Premier League teams have made it to the final of the Champions League since 1999, but who will be the next one?

  9. Post update

    Barcelona 1-0 Man City (Agg: 3-1)

    Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini on whether he played the right tactics: "We have had four games against Barca and we played with four different formations so [the tactics] were not a problem, it was the performance."

  10. Post update

    Barcelona 1-0 Man City (Agg: 3-1)

    Joe Hart

    Manchester City defender Micah Richards, on loan at Fiorentina: I hope pundits will give him (Joe Hart) as much praise as they do stick. Proved how good he is tonight.

    Aston Villa striker Christian Benteke: Fair play to Joe Hart

  11. Manager reaction

    Barcelona 1-0 Man City (Agg: 3-1)

    Manuel Pellegrini

    Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini: "I think we lost against a better team without doubt. Lionel Messi is very difficult to contain. Maybe we didn't play so well in the first half but we improved in the second and we took risks.

    "We needed to score two goals and we thought it might happen had we scored the penalty. That was a very important moment because we had 15 minutes more to play ."

  12. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Dan Roan

    BBC sports editor

    "So for 2nd time in 3 seasons, no PL clubs in last 8 of CL. Why? No winter break? FFP hit PL harder than Spa/Ger with more homegrown players or just cyclical maybe? One thing certain; £5bn TV deal mean PL will feel ready to finally compete with RM/Barca for very best talent."

  13. Football League round-up

    The final whistles have blown on our three Football League matches.

    In the Championship, Nottingham Forest closed to within eight points of the play-off places with a 2-0 victory over Rotherham, brilliant strikes by Dexter Blackstock and Michail Antonio proving the difference.

    At Craven Cottage, Leeds made it five away win from six as goals from Sam Byram, Sol Bamba and Mirco Antenucci condemned Fulham to a 3-0 defeat. Kostas Stafylidis was dismissed for two cautions for Fulham, who now have just one win in 13.

    Burton now lead the way by five points in League Two after an impressive 2-1 win over Southend. The hosts were losing 1-0 to a Barry Corr goal and down to 10 men after Robbie Weir's red card, but Matt Palmer levelled early in the second half before Abdenasser El Khayati popped up with an 89th-minute winner.

  14. Post update

    Barcelona 1-0 Man City (Agg: 3-1)

    Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini says the penalty miss was a key moment but he also says that it is very hard to play against Barcelona at the moment. Full reaction to come.

  15. Post update

    It's five years to the day since Fulham beat Juventus 4-1 in a magic Europa League comeback. They could be heading to League One at the moment...

  16. Player reaction

    Barcelona 1-0 Man City (Agg: 3-1)

    Ivan Rakitic

    Barca midfielder Ivan Rakitic: "I think the side did a great job. You saw a great Barcelona performance. We don't want to stop, and now comes the best part of the season.

    "Joe Hart had a great game, but we were good too and we deserved to win. Now we have to enjoy our win and rest well."

  17. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Barcelona 1-0 Man City (Agg: 3-1)

    Crystal Palace goalkeeper Wayne Hennessey: JOE HART UNREAL TONIGHT

    Former Manchester United and England defender Rio Ferdinand: Joe Hart has stopped a mauling here. Top keeping

    QPR midfielder Alejandro Faurlin: Well done to BARCA and JUVENTUS, once again players make us Argentinians very proud! MESSI and TEVEZ on fire!! Congrats!!

  18. THE FINAL EIGHT

    Real Madrid

    Barcelona

    Bayern Munich

    Porto

    Atletico Madrid

    Paris St-Germain

    Monaco

    Juventus

  19. Post update

    Barcelona 1-0 Man City (Agg: 3-1)

    Would a few fewer games make much difference?

  20. Post update

    Gary Lineker

    BBC Sport

    "Crisis point for Premier League football. If no winter break at least play less games over Xmas and no FA Cup replays beyond 4th round."

  21. Post update

    Barcelona 1-0 Man City (Agg: 3-1)

    Barcelona did look a class above all night really. El Clasico should be good on Sunday...

  22. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Barcelona 1-0 Man City (Agg: 3-1)

    Howard Horner: Hart was outstanding, but don't let that distract from just how massively City were outclassed today. Light years from Barca

    Mark Savile: What's the surprise? Barca are world class, no premier league team is, not City or Chelsea

    mooBaka: I expect Pellegrini to be sacked in the morning. Trophyless season for City and all.

  23. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Manchester City

    MOTD presenter Gary Lineker: But for a truly astonishing display of goalkeeping from Joe Hart, our Premier League champions would be going home humiliated.

    MOTD commentator Guy Mowbray: Real Madrid want De Gea - & Barcelona might want Hart after that. Mind you, he wouldn't get to shine like that often in their goal.

    BBC Radio 5 live commentator Conor McNamara: Joe Hart. Best goalkeeping performance since Captain Robert Hatch (pictured).

  24. Whole-Harted

    Barcelona 1-0 Man City (Agg: 3-1)

    Chris Waddle

    BBC Radio 5 live

    "Joe Hart was absolutely outstanding. Whenever he was called upon he was there. He was a presence and without him and the form he was in it could easily have been eight or nine."

  25. Player reaction

    Barcelona 1-0 Man City (Agg: 3-1)

    Joe Hart

    Manchester City goalkeeper Joe Hart on Sky Sports: "We've gone out to a magnificent side for the second time in two years. They will get a lot of plaudits but we had a big chance with the penalty. We hung in there and didn't take it.

    "It's unfortunate that I saved a penalty from Lionel Messi and it didn't count in the end. I'm in there to make saves and they hit me a lot of times tonight. I was busy, it was definitely busy! I just tried to smother them, they are always looking for a pass and you have to try and make them rush. I don't know how Neymar's chance stayed out at the start."

    Midfielder James Milner: "Joe Hart was incredible. He's shown what a great goalkeeper he is. It could have been out of sight but he was amazing tonight. We didn't show our best over booth legs for long enough."

  26. Football League latest

    There's been late drama at the Pirelli Stadium where 10-man Burton have defeated Southend 2-1 to move five points clear at the League Two summit.

    The hosts were losing 1-0 and down to 10 men at the break but Matt Palmer levelled early in the second half before Abdenasser El Khayati popped up with an 89th-minute winner

    In the Championship, the final whistle has gone at the City Ground where Nottingham Forest have beaten Rotherham 2-0. There's still a few minutes left in the night's other match at Craven Cottage, where Leeds lead 10-man Fulham 2-0.

  27. Post update

    Barcelona 1-0 Man City (Agg: 3-1)

    Chris Waddle

    BBC Radio 5 live

    "There's not a lot of pace in that side. Aguero is a threat but they (City) are a team of plodders, in a way. The higher you go you need to have that variation."

  28. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Barcelona 1-0 Man City (Agg: 3-1)

    Former Manchester City keeper Shay Given: Shame for @MCFC going out but @FCBarcelona amazing team, Joe Hart was brilliant

  29. No pressure Everton...

    Everton

    So Everton are the last Premier League side standing in Europe. Tomorrow night they take on Dynamo Kiev in the Europa League.

    Read the preview here, and join us for that game after work.

  30. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    England women's captain Steph Houghton: "Joe Hart outstanding... #Messi unbelievable"

  31. Post update

    Barcelona 1-0 Man City (Agg: 3-1)

    Joe Hart made 10 saves in that game. Barca had 23 efforts on goal, while City managed 15. A great game.

  32. Post update

    Barcelona 1-0 Man City (Agg: 3-1)

    Lionel Messi is the latest Barca attacker to embrace Joe Hart. If Cristiano Ronaldo ends up as the all-time record Champions League goalscorer, he'll owe Hart a pint or two.

    Joe Hart
  33. Post update

    Barcelona 1-0 Man City (Agg: 3-1)

    Robbie Savage

    BBC Radio 5 live

    "Could it be the end for Manuel Pellegrini this season? They have been absolutely battered. City were miles, miles, miles behind Barcelona."

  34. FULL-TIME

    Barcelona 1-0 Man City (Agg: 3-1)

    Manchester City are out, Barcelona were brilliant and complete the last eight.

  35. GREAT SAVE!

    Barcelona 1-0 Man City (Agg: 3-1)

    You'll never beat Joe Hart! Neymar is denied yet again, and again Barca were clean through on goal. Luis Suarez comes over to shake hands with Hart, a huge smile on both of their faces.

  36. Post update

    Barcelona 1-0 Man City (Agg: 3-1)

    TWO MINUTES added on. The best goalkeeping performance ever? I don't know about that - but without Joe Hart it would have been four or maybe five, six nil...

  37. Hart of the matter

    Barcelona 1-0 Man City (Agg: 3-1)

    Robbie Savage

    BBC Radio 5 live

    "This is one of the best goalkeeping displays I have ever seen. It's absolutely magnificent. This has been one of the most incredible goalkeeping performances - for nothing."

    Joe Hart
  38. FULL-TIME

    Dortmund 0-3 Juventus (Agg 1-5)

    Juventus are into the quarter-finals

  39. GREAT SAVE!

    Barcelona 1-0 Man City (Agg: 3-1)

    That is an amazing stop! Barcelona break away, they have four-on-two! Neymar is in, he squares it to Lionel Messi, he spins away from Bacary Sagna and surely will score - but Joe Hart again somehow appears to make the stop! That's the best of the lot.

    Messi was only six yards out.

  40. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Barcelona 1-0 Man City (Agg: 3-1)

    Tim Riley: Will we see Toure playing for City next season? I sincerely hope not...nor Nasri/Kolarov/Clichy/Sagna/Navas/Fernando or Dzeko!

    Nic Weatherill: In the final third of the pitch city have been woeful. No movement from anyone off the ball when going forwards!

    Stavros Makrozachpo: That profligacy in front of goal is no laughing matter for Barcelona.It will cost them in the latter stages

  41. SUBSTITUTION

    Barcelona 1-0 Man City (Agg: 3-1)

    Final few minutes now, Frank Lampard on for James Milner.

  42. HITS THE WOODWORK

    Barcelona 1-0 Man City (Agg: 3-1)

    Again, how is it only 1-0? Luis Suarez is in on goal, he shoots when he should square it and chalk up another save for Joe Hart. The ball comes back in to Suarez, who scuffs his shot and it smashes the top of the crossbar.

  43. Post update

    Barcelona 1-0 Man City (Agg: 3-1)

    Robbie Savage

    BBC Radio 5 live

    "Joe Hart has been absolutely brilliant. Frank Lampard is getting stripped. He's got about seven minutes to make an impact. Good luck Frank.

    "Kompany and Toure have been two of the best players over the years but at the end of the season, is it time to move them on?"

  44. Post update

    Barcelona 1-0 Man City (Agg: 3-1)

    If you're just tuning in, a 1-0 scoreline doesn't come close to telling the story of this game. It should be about 6-2.

  45. Post update

    Barcelona 1-0 Man City (Agg: 3-1)

    Lionel Messi curls a free-kick wide. I make that 32 efforts on goal in the game, Joe Hart has made seven saves. It's been a cracking game.

  46. YELLOW CARD

    Barcelona 1-0 Man City (Agg: 3-1)

    Martin Demichelis is booked for chopping down Luis Suarez, and earlier Dani Alves was also shown one. Alves will now miss the first leg of any quarter-final.

  47. Text us on 81111

    Barcelona 1-0 Man City (Agg: 3-1)

    Chris in Cirencester: Justice done. Never a penalty; he was looking for that.

    Liam in Sheffield: The problem with the English teams is that it's more important to get the Champions League spot than actually doing well in the competition.

    James Marshall: Coefficient taking a bit of a hammering. Just imagine if it dropped to three PL clubs in the CL. What would Arsene Wenger do then?...

  48. Post update

    Barcelona 1-0 Man City (Agg: 3-1)

    Had Sergio Aguero scored that spot-kick we would be in for a cracking last 10 minutes. But he didn't. So we're probably not.

  49. GOAL

    Dortmund 0-3 Juventus (Agg 1-5) - Carlos Tevez

    Juventus through, and through in style as Carlos Tevez gets his second of the night.

  50. Penalty miss

    Barcelona 1-0 Man City (Agg: 3-1)

    Robbie Savage

    BBC Radio 5 live

    "It's a wonderful save. It's a good height to the goalkeeper but it's a wonderful save. Aguero was so cool and confident."

  51. Post update

    Barcelona 1-0 Man City (Agg: 3-1)

    And Joe Hart then saves another one-on-one from Neymar. This is the most ridiculous 1-0 I've seen.

  52. PENALTY SAVED!

    Barcelona 1-0 Man City (Agg: 3-1) - Sergio Aguero

    Incredible! He has to score, it's a golden chance but Sergio Aguero sees his spot-kick saved by Marc-Andre ter Stegen!

    Aguero penalty
    ter Stegen penalty save
  53. PENALTY for CITY!

    Barcelona 1-0 Man City (Agg: 3-1)

    Now then! Big moment! Sergio Aguero is sandwiched by Javier Mascherano and Gerard Pique and a penalty is given...

  54. GREAT SAVE!

    Barcelona 1-0 Man City (Agg: 3-1)

    Joe Hart has had a blinder tonight - he's had to. Barca cut them open again and Neymar is denied by Hart...

  55. Post update

    Barcelona 1-0 Man City (Agg: 3-1)

    Sergio Aguero has kept going all night and he gets off another shot which is well charged down. One goal for the visitors and the Nou Camp could get tense.

  56. SUBSTITUTION

    Barcelona 1-0 Man City (Agg: 3-1) - TOURE OFF

    Yaya Toure is replaced for the second game in a row, on comes Wilfried Bony. Will we see Yaya at City next season? He gets a very good reception from his old club too.

    Bony has an early shot but it spins wide.

  57. Post update

    Barcelona 1-0 Man City (Agg: 3-1)

    Chris Waddle

    BBC Radio 5 live

    "I think City have got a better shape. Barcelona have come off the pace and City have grown in confidence and upped the tempo. But Barcelona still carry a threat."

  58. Football League latest

    Leeds have gone 2-0 up at Fulham in the Championship, Sol Bamba with the second just three minutes into the second half, adding to Sam Byram's opener. As if that wasn't bad enough for the hosts, they are now down to 10 men after two quickfire cautions for Kostas Stafylidis.

    It's also 2-0 at the City Ground, where Nottingham Forest lead Rotherham thanks to goals by Dexter Blackstock and Michail Antonio late in the first half.

    In League Two, 10-man Burton have levelled at home to Southend, Matt Palmer with the goal for the leaders in the 56th minute.

  59. DISALLOWED GOAL

    Barcelona 1-0 Man City (Agg: 3-1)

    Jordi Alba has the ball in the net - but the offside flag is up! Neymar draws another good save from Joe Hart and left-back Jordi Alba sweeps in, but he was just offside.

    City having more lives than an alley cat.

  60. Post update

    Barcelona 1-0 Man City (Agg: 3-1)

    City into the last 20 minutes, possibly the last 20 minutes of their Champions League season. Are we on for any more fireworks?

  61. GOAL

    Dortmund 0-2 Juventus (Agg 1-4) - Alvaro Morata

    A goal straight from Fifa on your console. Carlos Tevez beats the offside trap, two-on-one with the Dortmund keeper, waits and waits before passing to Alvaro Morata, who has a tap-in. Juventus cruising now.

    Alvaro Morata
  62. Post update

    Barcelona 1-0 Man City (Agg: 3-1)

    There have been 26 efforts on goal tonight.

  63. Post update

    Barcelona 1-0 Man City (Agg: 3-1)

    Lionel Messi is tackled into the advertising boards and holds his ankle - worrying signs for Barca. But he's OK. Within seconds he has another chance from a pass over the top but Joe Hart tackles him.

    At the other end, Yaya Toure smashes a shot into the side-netting. The game is so open...

    Joe Hart and Lionel Messi
  64. CLOSE!

    Barcelona 1-0 Man City (Agg: 3-1)

    What a minute of action!

    First, Manchester City's best moment as Jesus Navas gets around the back, he has two men to pick out but overcuts the cross, missing Sergio Aguero on the deck. Aleksandar Kolarov rattles in the shot, it hits Yaya Toure and falls for James Milner. Milner to open up the tie - but his shot is blocked by Jeremy Mathieu!

    Barca break, they've got two-on-one, you'd put your mortgage on a goal but Lionel Messi is kept out really well by a sprawling Joe Hart. You can't take your eyes off it!

    Joe Hart
  65. CLOSE!

    Barcelona 1-0 Man City (Agg: 3-1)

    He should score! Lionel Messi drags them in, and then offloads at the key time to send in Luis Suarez, in on goal, he hammers the strike with the outside of his left foot but puts it into the side-netting!

  66. Post update

    Barcelona 1-0 Man City (Agg: 3-1)

    Lionel Messi gets out the scalpel and slices open the City defence for the umpteenth time but Bacary Sagna just about cuts out the final pass to deny Neymar. City then break well, Jesus Navas's introduction has given them pace, but he can't deliver the telling cross.

  67. Post update

    Barcelona 1-0 Man City (Agg: 3-1)

    Robbie Savage

    BBC Radio 5 live

    "Manuel Pellegrini has made the change now. Milner has dropped back alongside Fernandinho and Yaya Toure has gone into a more forward position.

    "Like Chris Waddle said at half-time, City need to be more compact across the pitch. It's too easy for Lionel Messi."

  68. Post update

    Barcelona 1-0 Man City (Agg: 3-1)

    For all of Barca's brilliance, they are still only two goals ahead on aggregate. That is what just about keeps Manchester City in the tie as we enter the final half an hour. A goal now, and it could be business time.

    Sergio Aguero
  69. Post update

    Barcelona 1-0 Man City (Agg: 3-1)

    Bruce Grobbelaar stuff! Barca keeper Marc-Andre ter Stegen must be a bit bored as he comes out to sweep up and decides to take on Sergio Aguero down the wing! He's a good 25 yards from goal when he loses the ball and Aguero tries a first-time chip. Barca have three defenders back and it's easily dealt with but what's he up to there?!

    You're not Manuel Neuer yet...

  70. Post update

    Barcelona 1-0 Man City (Agg: 3-1)

    Robbie Savage

    BBC Radio 5 live

    "Am I seeing things? James Milner is playing as a number nine now with Aguero on the left.

    "I'd take Fernandinho off before he gets sent off."

  71. Post update

    Barcelona 1-0 Man City (Agg: 3-1)

    For all of their attacking flair and skill, Barca still impress with their sheer work-rate and speed to get the ball back on the few occasions that they do lose it. It's a potent combination.

    Barca were taken to town by Bayern Munich two years ago, they were ground down by Atletico Madrid last year. I'm not so sure there's anyone who can stop them this year - or is there?

  72. Post update

    Barcelona 1-0 Man City (Agg: 3-1)

    Gary Neville says on TV that 'Yaya Toure just cannot play in a midfield two any more, he's a liability.' And City's midfield is all over the place now, ragged and ill-disciplined. This Barca outfit will toy with most sides, to be fair, but City at the minute are being pulled apart.

    Yaya Toure
  73. Post update

    Barcelona 1-0 Man City (Agg: 3-1)

    Robbie Savage

    BBC Radio 5 live

    "James Milner has gone behind Aguero, which is strange. He is not in this team to be the number 10. City have got more creative players in the team. Leaving Yaya Toure beside Fernandinho is bizarre. If you are playing Milner as the number 10 to score two goals in the Nou Camp something is massively wrong."

  74. GREAT SAVE!

    Barcelona 1-0 Man City (Agg: 3-1)

    Manchester City are in danger of being buried now. First Lionel Messi picks out Jordi Alba with a wonderful ball and the left-back's shot is saved by Joe Hart, and Messi then rattles one at Hart from 20 yards. City are being outclassed. ]

    Messi shoots
  75. Football League

    House! We've now got goals in all of our Football League matches.

    Leeds have taken the lead, rather against the run of play it must be said, in their Championship match against Fulham at Craven Cottage.

    Sam Byram made the breakthrough in the 40th minute with a firm downwards header - just as we've all been taught - that bounced high into the net. The half-time whistle has just gone in that one.

    Elsewhere, Nottingham Forest led Rotherham 2-0 at the interval in the Championship, while in League Two Southend went into the break 1-0 up on leaders Burton, who are down to 10 men after Robbie Weir was dismissed deep into first-half stoppage time.

  76. Four bookings for Man City

    Barcelona 1-0 Man City (Agg: 3-1)

    Manchester City had four men booked in the first half, Samir Nasri came off at the break but Aleksandar Kolarov, Fernandinho and David Silva are all on a yellow.

    Ivan Rakitic thumps a shot wide. Barca smell blue blood.

  77. KICK-OFF

    Barcelona 1-0 Man City (Agg: 3-1)

    Back under way - and we are playing in Dortmund again too.

    Looks like Juventus and Barcelona will finalise the last eight. Unless something magical happens.

    Andres Iniesta thumps the first shot of the half at Joe Hart, who holds on.

  78. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Barcelona 1-0 Man City (Agg: 3-1)

    Callum Black: English teams are on the decline in Europe big time, Chelsea and Arsenal out to French teams and now city getting dominated

    Tim Riley: Sagna ahead of Zab? Pellegrini must see something know one else can. Time to show Toure and Nasri the door...lazy and petulant

    Mike Green: Barca play a high line, if @MCFC want to win they have to break with pace and get in behind them. City need Navas on

  79. SUBSTITUTION

    Barcelona 1-0 Man City (Agg: 3-1)

    Jesus Navas is on for Samir Nasri.

  80. Post update

    Barcelona 1-0 Man City (Agg: 3-1)

    Here we go then, the teams are about to appear. Jesus Navas is coming on.

  81. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Barcelona 1-0 Man City (Agg: 3-1)

    Gary Lineker

    BBC Sport

    "A measure of Messi's greatness is that he makes world class players like Aguero and Suarez look distinctly ordinary by comparison."

  82. Post update

    Barcelona 1-0 Man City (Agg: 3-1)

    Would a coach have put Diego Maradona and Lionel Messi in the same team though? Who would you leave out?

  83. Messi or Maradona?

    Lionel Messi

    Former Liverpool striker Stan Collymore:

    "Maradona.

    "Did it with no ref protection, took Serie A equivalent of Newcastle to league title. Won World Cup almost alone."

  84. Post update

    Barcelona 1-0 Man City (Agg: 3-1)

    Two goals for City and we'll go to extra time - providing they don't concede of course.

    What odds on that happening?

  85. The great one

    Barcelona 1-0 Man City (Agg: 3-1)

    Lionel Messi v Sergio Aguero

    Lionel Messi had 56 touches in the first half, more than anyone else.

    He had three shots, nobody else had more.

    He had an assist and more passes (38) than anyone else.

  86. Football League latest

    The first goals have been chalked up in our trio of domestic matches this evening.

    Nottingham Forest have two of them in their match at home to Rotherham, Dexter Blackstock with a precise lob two minutes before the interval before Michail Antonio's wonderful run and 25-yard shot made it 2-0 just moments later.

    In the night's other Championship game it's 0-0 between Fulham and Leeds in an 20:00 GMT kick-off at Craven Cottage, while in League Two Southend are 1-0 up on leaders Burton thanks to Barry Corr's goal in first-half injury time. Corr had earlier seen a penalty saved by Burton goalkeeper Jon McLaughlin.

  87. Post update

    Barcelona 1-0 Man City (Agg: 3-1)

    Chris Waddle

    BBC Radio 5 live

    "We talk about the English champions. It just shows the gulf between the teams. People said to me at the start of the season that Barcelona were not the force they were. Think again. It could have been five already."

    Lionel Messi
  88. Post update

    Of course, the beauty of the Ronaldo or Messi argument is that on Sunday we will see them play each other. Join us for El Clasico on Sunday night.

  89. Post update

    Barcelona 1-0 Man City (Agg: 3-1)

    Gary, you've just opened the most popular argument in football. Where's Team Ronaldo?

  90. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Gary Lineker

    BBC Sport

    "Messi is indisputably the greatest player ever to don a pair of football boots. Don't even attempt to argue the point."

  91. HALF-TIME

    Barcelona 1-0 Man City (Agg: 3-1)

    The champions of England are being taught a lesson. And it's a beautiful lesson to watch.

  92. HITS THE WOODWORK

    Barcelona 1-0 Man City (Agg: 3-1)

    Barca hit the post again! Luis Suarez beats a brittle offside trap to run in on Joe Hart, who has my sympathies at the moment. Suarez lifts it over him first time, is it going in? Is it going in? It is you know...no! Off the post and wide.

  93. Post update

    Barcelona 1-0 Man City (Agg: 3-1)

    Robbie Savage

    BBC Radio 5 live

    "No exaggeration, Barcelona should be four up against a Man City side committing fouls and which has been in Barcelona's penalty area once. Very poor. You've got to work hard and some of the City players are jogging."

  94. Post update

    Barcelona 1-0 Man City (Agg: 3-1)

    Sergio Aguero has a shot well blocked from 25 yards, if they can get one back there's some hope. But Barca look like scoring three or four. They are in the mood.

  95. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Barcelona 1-0 Man City (Agg: 3-1)

    Tim Arstall: City's full backs just aren't good enough here, not enough cover on the wings from Sagna or Kolarov

    Colin Todd: Terrible positional play from Sagna. He is not good enough for this level

    Samirhussen: The last thing City need : a red card! calm down Nasri.

  96. CLOSE!

    Barcelona 1-0 Man City (Agg: 3-1)

    Barca are trying to walk it in! And they nearly do. Need I say that Lionel Messi is the architect? Wriggling out of two tackles and then scooping a pass that blindsides the City backline. Neymar is in, he squares it when he could have shot and it is deflected wide.

    Showboat stuff! From the corner Barca catch City asleep and Luis Suarez should score, planting a free header wide.

  97. Post update

    Barcelona 1-0 Man City (Agg: 3-1)

    Only David Silva and Bacary Sagna have had more touches for City than Samir Nasri so far. He's having some influence.

    But not as much as Lionel Messi, who nutmegs James Milner to leave the watching Pep Guardiola with his head in his hands. Messi is mesmeric at the moment.

  98. Post update

    Barcelona 1-0 Man City (Agg: 3-1)

    Andy West

    Spanish football writer in at the Nou Camp

    "Manchester City look utterly gone after that opener. Their body language says they know they are beaten. That hack was a sign of their frustration. At this rate, the only way they'll avoid a heavy beating is if Barca ease up to save energy for Sunday's Clasico."

  99. Post update

    Barcelona 1-0 Man City (Agg: 3-1)

    Robbie Savage

    BBC Radio 5 live

    "That is ridiculous from Nasri. He has just booted Neymar. Instead of booting people, try and have an influence on the game going forward. That's just pathetic."

  100. YELLOW CARD

    Barcelona 1-0 Man City (Agg: 3-1)

    Goalscorer Ivan Rakitic is allowed to take a free-kick and puts it over before Samir Nasri hacks down Neymar and is booked. There's a lot of reaction to that one, players from both sides circle the referee and Yaya Toure has to get in and calm it down.

    Nasri could have seen red for that. It was just a kick into the shins of Neymar.

    Nasri booked
  101. Post update

    Barcelona 1-0 Man City (Agg: 3-1)

    Robbie Savage

    BBC Radio 5 live

    "That goal doesn't change much really. City have still got to score two goals.

    "But if he (Rakitic) is a midfield player, someone has got to track the run. Where's Yaya Toure? He's got to be spotting runs like that."

  102. Post update

    Barcelona 1-0 Man City (Agg: 3-1)

    That goal had been coming since City got off the plane. If Barcelona don't go through to the last eight tonight we will have the best hour of football in a long, long time...

  103. GOAL

    Barcelona 1-0 Man City (Agg: 3-1) - Ivan Rakitic

    Phenomenal! Phenomenal stuff from Lionel Messi. City get hit on the break, they leave midfield empty and they pay a heavy price. Messi gets it on the right, City have two men on him but it's nowhere near enough.

    He cuts on to his left foot, looks up and floats a 45-yard crossfield pass right onto the chest of Ivan Rakitic. Joe Hart comes out, the Croatian lifts a lob over his head and in off the underside of the crossbar. It's a brilliant goal.

    Ivan Rakitic celebrates
  104. Post update

    Barcelona 0-0 Man City (Agg: 2-1)

    Manuel Pellegrini leaves his dugout to venture to the sidelines. I'm not sure what his words of wisdom are but he'll hope they break through. City have looked OK on the ball. They've been cut to ribbons off it.

    Manuel Pellegrini
  105. Silva booked

    Barcelona 0-0 Man City (Agg: 2-1)

    Robbie Savage

    BBC Radio 5 live

    "People talk about Chelsea getting players around the referee. There are four or five City players around the referee. It was a definite foul.

    "Messi can't get much closer. I think the third one (free-kick) might end up in the top corner."

  106. Post update

    Barcelona 0-0 Man City (Agg: 2-1)

    Andy West

    Spanish football writer at the Nou Camp

    "Lionel Messi getting the ball in those positions on the right corner of the box are so dangerous. He can either cut inside and shoot or clip it to the far post, where Neymar is always waiting for a diagonal ball. It's a new aspect to their game with Messi's changed role this season."

  107. CLOSE!

    Barcelona 0-0 Man City (Agg: 2-1)

    Lionel Messi whips the free-kick over the wall, more revolutions on the ball than a Shane Warne flipper, and again it lands on the roof of the net. Two feet away from a goal.

    Lionel Messi
  108. YELLOW CARD

    Barcelona 0-0 Man City (Agg: 2-1)

    Another booking for Manchester City, that's three now, as David Silva dives in on Lionel Messi. Silva says he gets the ball and I think he did, but it was a wild one. Free-kick 25 yards out...

    Silva fouls Messi
  109. Football League latest

    Just three games in the Football League tonight and they're all under way.

    In the Championship, it's goalless in the 19:45 GMT kick-off at the City Ground where Nottingham Forest are hosting Rotherham, while the 20:00 GMT contest between Fulham and Leeds and Craven Cottage is also sans buts with just a few minutes gone.

    It's a similar tale at the Pirelli Stadium in League Two where leaders Burton and fifth-placed Southend are still to break the deadlock, although the visitors have spurned a glorious chance to go ahead with Barry Corr seeing a penalty saved by Burton goalkeeper Jon McLaughlin.

  110. Post update

    Barcelona 0-0 Man City (Agg: 2-1)

    Lionel Messi being moved out to the right to accommodate Luis Suarez has been a big talking point in Spain - and further afield - but it's not harming Messi's goal return. Also, the Argentine has just tracked back 60 yards to cut out a pass from James Milner. Graft and grace.

  111. Post update

    Barcelona 0-0 Man City (Agg: 2-1)

    Robbie Savage

    BBC Radio 5 live

    "I think Manuel Pellegrini will be quite happy. Barca have created a couple of chances and hit the post but James Milner had a good chance as well."

  112. Post update

    Barcelona 0-0 Man City (Agg: 2-1)

    Manchester City have had 56% of the ball so far, but they've also given away the best chance of the night. If it gets to the hour mark goalless I'd imagine Manuel Pellegrini would be happy enough.

    The way Lionel Messi is playing though, that doesn't seem likely. The little magician nutmegs Fernandinho brilliantly but his pass out wide is cut out.

  113. Kolorov booked

    Barcelona 0-0 Man City (Agg: 2-1)

    Robbie Savage

    BBC Radio 5 live

    "It's lazy defending from Kolarov, no doubt about that. It's a stupid yellow card and that's two now in the book. You've got to keep 11 players on the pitch. Going down to 10 men again would be a nightmare."

  114. YELLOW CARD

    Barcelona 0-0 Man City (Agg: 2-1)

    Aleksandar Kolarov, you've got another 70 minutes directly up against Lionel Messi, why would you bodycheck him on the halfway line and get booked? Why would you do that?

  115. Post update

    Barcelona 0-0 Man City (Agg: 2-1)

    City win a corner through Aleksandar Kolarov but the delivery is really poor. has to be better. Kolarov then does have a shot from 25 yards, worth a try on this wet pitch, but Barca's cup keeper Marc-Andre ter Stegen makes the save easily enough.

    Kolarov shot
  116. CLOSE!

    Barcelona 0-0 Man City (Agg: 2-1)

    Lionel Messi takes the free-kick following that foul from Fernandinho. He swings one over the wall, it needs to dip, it does dip, but it lands on the roof of the net. A loosener.

  117. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Barcelona 0-0 Man City (Agg: 2-1)

    Nitin Raj Menon: City would wish Tevez was scoring that 30 yards belter for them against Barca.

    Steve Howes: Where did all City's money get spent? Barca are making them look like mugs.

    Ash Williams: Surprised that it's Kompany making the recent mistakes. Not looked the same since his injury.

  118. YELLOW CARD

    Barcelona 0-0 Man City (Agg: 2-1)

    If City take encouragement from that half-chance, they'll be equally worried with how fragile they look in defence. One pass forwards and it's three-on-three. That's as good as suicide against the Barca attack. Fernandinho gets back but all he can do is haul Neymar down and go into the book.

    Remember, City have had a man sent off in their last three games against Barcelona.

    Fernando yellow
  119. CLOSE!

    Barcelona 0-0 Man City (Agg: 2-1)

    David Silva looks the most comfortable in this company, he's drifting into space and finding pockets of space. And there's a good chance! Silva finds Yaya Toure bursting into the box, the big man drills it across goal for James Milner. It looks like a tap-in for Milner but Dani Alves does brilliantly to block it out. Encouraging stuff though for the visitors.

  120. Post update

    Barcelona 0-0 Man City (Agg: 2-1)

    Andy West

    Spanish football writer at the Nou Camp

    "Unless the pattern of play changes it's a matter of time until Barca score. From this birds eye view you can see how stretched City are with every Barca attack.

    "City just cannot give Neymar the space to pick up the ball in his own half and run 50 yards unchallenged. They have to get more compact or Barca will run riot."

  121. Post update

    Barcelona 0-0 Man City (Agg: 2-1)

    Robbie Savage

    BBC Radio 5 live

    "Barcelona are on a different planet to this Manchester City team, individually and collectively. At the minute there is only one team in it."

  122. GREAT SAVE!

    Barcelona 0-0 Man City (Agg: 2-1)

    Blink and you'll miss it! Barcelona put together a sensational move, one-touch from Andres Iniesta and Lionel Messi to run rings around the men in blue. Messi shoots from a tight angle and Joe Hart saves with his feet.

    Sensational stuff. If there's a team in Europe better than Barcelona on current form, I'd like to see them.

    Messi
  123. Post update

    Barcelona 0-0 Man City (Agg: 2-1)

    The best form of defence could be attack? City have looked a bag of nerves at the back but they now come forwards and Sergio Aguero is allowed to carry the ball a long way. He is invited to shoot, and he does, the ball deflecting just wide.

    David Silva puts in a tackle and you can see the water flying up. As Robbie Savage said [4 mins], the pitch is soaking.

  124. Post update

    Barcelona 0-0 Man City (Agg: 2-1)

    Vincent Kompany is playing like an impersonator at the moment. He does just about get a foot on the ball to cut out Luis Suarez's cross but Barcelona are playing at a different speed, on a different level.

  125. Post update

    Barcelona 0-0 Man City (Agg: 2-1)

    Robbie Savage

    BBC Radio 5 live

    "Vincent Kompany, come on what are you doing? He's gone to clear the ball but waited and waited and the ball has been nicked off him. He has got to start this game much better. Neymar should have scored."

  126. HITS THE WOODWORK

    Barcelona 0-0 Man City (Agg: 2-1)

    Barca's front three get together for the first time - and they are so close to scoring! Vincent Kompany takes too long to clear his lines, he's mugged by Dani Alves who the finds Neymar.

    Neymar, one-on-one, beats Joe Hart with a low shot, it hits the post and runs across the line, before going wide! What a chance! More slack play from Kompany.

  127. Post update

    Barcelona 0-0 Man City (Agg: 2-1)

    Robbie Savage

    BBC Radio 5 live

    "They soaked the pitch so much before the game. It's a very slippery surface but a great night for football."

  128. Post update

    Barcelona 0-0 Man City (Agg: 2-1)

    Manchester City making a strong start. Good, slick possession so far before Samir Nasri and Jordi Alba have a bit of a shoving match in the corner. Alba actually gave him a little slap, silly boy...

  129. Post update

    Barcelona 0-0 Man City (Agg: 2-1)

    You'd still have Carlos Tevez in this Manchester City side wouldn't you? He and Sergio Aguero didn't play together much - but it was good fun when they did.

    James Milner has started on the left tonight, to help keep an eye on Lionel Messi.

  130. GOAL

    Dortmund 0-1 Juventus (Agg 1-3) - Carlos Tevez

    A very early goal! Not in Barcelona, but in Dortmund, where Carlos Tevez has just hammered in an absolute belter from 25 yards. Juve have an away goal and the former City striker may have put the Italians through.

    Follow that game in forensic detail here.

    Carlos Tevez
    Tevez celebrates
  131. KICK-OFF

    Barcelona 0-0 Man City (Agg: 2-1)

    Manchester City get us under way.

  132. Post update

    Barcelona v Man City (19:45 GMT) (Agg: 2-1)

    Andy West

    Spanish football writer at the Nou Camp

    "Lots of flag waving as the players appear. Barca fans in better voice than often is the case...and so they should be considering their team's recent form."

    Barcelona
  133. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Barcelona v Man City (19:45 GMT) (Agg: 2-1)

    Alan: City needs a bit of luck to go through. I think its the luck that has been missing for English teams, EPL still the best

    Shivam Manghnani: Football is cyclical. Always has been, always will be. German teams struggled from 2005-2009, Italians from 11-15

    Charleschip: Chelsea and Arsenal were both complacent whereas Man City getting tough draws doesn't help

    Is the Premier League on the slide? Send us your views via #bbcfootball, on the BBC Sport Facebook page or via text on 81111 (UK only).

  134. Post update

    Barcelona v Man City (19:45 GMT) (Agg: 2-1)

    Anthem played, hands shaken, hugs dished out by Yaya Toure.

    City must score twice. A 1-0 win and they go out on away goals...

  135. City good but not great

    Barcelona v Man City (19:45 GMT) (Agg: 2-1)

    Chris Waddle

    BBC Radio 5 live

    "In the Premier League we look at City's squad and say 'wow. Look at the depth'. But how many would get in Barcelona's team? City have got a good squad but Barcelona, Real Madrid and Bayern Munich have got better squads."

  136. Post update

    Dortmund v Juventus (19:45 GMT) (Agg 1-2)

    A quite stunning mural is held up in Dortmund. They know how to do theatre!

    Follow that game in detail here.

  137. Post update

    Barcelona v Man City (19:45 GMT) (Agg: 2-1)

    A reminder that you can listen to this game on BBC Radio 5 live, online, on the wireless and on this page. Just click on the speaker icon at the top...

  138. LINE-UPS

    Barcelona v Man City (19:45 GMT) (Agg: 2-1)

    Here are the teams tonight. Who can become a hero? That Barcelona team is frightening...

    Barcelona: ter Stegen, Dani Alves, Pique, Mathieu, Jordi Alba, Rakitic, Mascherano, Iniesta, Messi, Suarez, Neymar. Subs: Bravo, Xavi, Pedro, Rafinha, Bartra, Sergi Roberto, Adriano.

    Man City: Hart, Sagna, Kompany, Demichelis, Kolarov, Nasri, Toure, Fernandinho, Milner, Silva, Aguero. Subs: Caballero, Zabaleta, Fernando, Dzeko, Bony, Jesus Navas, Lampard.

    Referee: Gianluca Rocchi (Firenze)

  139. Text us on 81111

    Barcelona v Man City (19:45 GMT) (Agg: 2-1)

    Stephen in Edinburgh: English clubs are struggling in Europe due to the schedule of the Premier League. We need a winter break.

    Jon Wood in Berkshire: English clubs have become obsessed with style of play to the detriment of decent defending. The best European clubs can play pretty football AND defend - at the moment ours can't.

    Richard Phillips in Reading: Premier League may spend a lot of money on bringing in the best foreign players, but surely the lack of home grown exports to outside the UK says something?

    Is the Premier League on the slide? Send us your views via #bbcfootball, on the BBC Sport Facebook page or via text on 81111 (UK only).

  140. Post update

    Barcelona v Man City (19:45 GMT) (Agg: 2-1)

    Can City pull off a famous win tonight? Or will they get embarrassed? Or possibly something inbetween...

  141. Post update

    Barcelona v Man City (19:45 GMT) (Agg: 2-1)

    Press

    A packed press box at the Nou Camp tonight - as there is on every European night. The British media are following us - are you?

  142. Post update

    Barcelona v Man City (19:45 GMT) (Agg: 2-1)

    James Milner

    Manchester City have lost four of their last five Champions League against Spanish opposition. Their only away win came against Villarreal in November 2011. Can they find a repeat performance again?

  143. Front three

    Barcelona v Man City (19:45 GMT) (Agg: 2-1)

    Barcelona

    Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez and Neymar have scored 15 of Barca's 17 goals in the Champions League this season, with at least one of them scoring in each of Barca's last six European matches. In all competitions, the three have played together on 24 occasions, with at least one of them on target in 21 of those matches.

  144. Post update

    Barcelona v Man City (19:45 GMT) (Agg: 2-1)

    Barcelona indeed face bitter enemies Real Madrid on Sunday. Could City use that fact to their advantage tonight? Will Barca have one eye on El Clasico?

  145. Post update

    Barcelona v Man City (19:45 GMT) (Agg: 2-1)

    Andy West

    Spanish football writer at the Nou Camp

    "The main item of interest in the Barca starting line-up is Javier Mascherano in the centre of midfield, a position he has rarely played in his five seasons in Spain. But with Sergio Busquets injured, he moves forward from centre-back and will almost certainly play there in Sunday's Clasico as well."

    Javier Mascherano
  146. Post update

    Dortmund v Juventus (19:45 GMT) (Agg 1-2)

    Jurgen Klopp

    In tonight's other Champions League tie, Jurgen Klopp's rejuvenated Borussia Dortmund face Juventus in a repeat of the 1997 final.

    Dortmund couldn't buy a win before Christmas and were facing relegation, but a run of five wins and three draws in 10 games since has kick-started their season. They are up to 10th in the Bundesliga and scored a vital away goal in the first leg in Turin.

    A 1-0 win and they're through tonight. but Klopp, eloquently as ever, said: "We face the greatest challenge there is in football, to score against an Italian team which will advance with a 0-0 draw."

    You can follow a separate live page on that game here, from 19:30 GMT.

  147. Post update

    Barcelona v Man City (19:45 GMT) (Agg: 2-1)

    Andy West

    European football writer in Barcelona

    "The atmosphere is slowly building here as the home team players come out to warm up. But Barca fans generally don't take their seats until the final few minutes before kick-off, so it's still pretty empty inside the Nou Camp."

    Barcelona
  148. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Barcelona v Man City (19:45 GMT) (Agg: 2-1)

    A96oaye: There's no reason to panic. We should expect our teams to do well, but not EVERY season. Italian teams are doing much worse!

    Mr Aguia: Because the teams are inferior. Utd & LFC to be in the top 5 after playing so poorly for the first half of the season is shocking.

    Gau: English teams have 38+cup games and all of them are tough. The other leagues have 2-4 big teams. They have 10 big games a season.

    Is the Premier League on the slide? Send us your views via #bbcfootball, on the BBC Sport Facebook page or via text on 81111 (UK only).

  149. Post update

    Barcelona v Man City (19:45 GMT) (Agg: 2-1)

    Barcelona emerge from the tunnel for their pre-match warm-up. A smattering of applause and whistles from the home crowd. The travelling City fans will be high up in the stands. Bring your binoculars.

  150. "We believe"

    Barcelona v Man City (19:45 GMT) (Agg: 2-1)

    Zabaleta

    City defender Pablo Zabaleta thinks they can knock Barcelona out of the Champions League and reignite their Premier League bid in the process.

    City lost 1-0 to Burnley on Saturday, are six points behind Chelsea, and go to the Nou Camp needing to overturn a 2-1 deficit in the last 16.

    "It's not going to be easy, but nothing is impossible in football. You have to be ready for these moments," Argentine Zabaleta said - before he was dropped.

    "Things can change on games like this. If you look at the game Real Madrid played against Schalke and the same with Chelsea and PSG, it shows anything can happen in football.

    "That's why we need to go to Barca with confidence, with belief and try to do our best to win that game.

    "We have played in this competition for four years. It's a competition we want to make progress in."

  151. Milner on Messi?

    Barcelona v Man City (19:45 GMT) (Agg: 2-1)

    Chris Waddle

    BBC Radio 5 live

    "I don't think Aleksandar Kolorov is the greatest defensively. You know James Milner will put in a terrific shift and I think he (Pellegrini) will want him to double up on Lionel Messi.

    "I don't think you can put Samir Nasri up against him. He doesn't enjoy that side of the game and neither does David Silva so it's got to be James Milner on the left-hand side."

  152. Stay on your feet!

    Barcelona v Man City (19:45 GMT) (Agg: 2-1)

    Gael Clichy

    If Manchester City are to pull this off tonight, they'll need to keep all XI on the field.

    They have had a player sent-off in each of their three meetings with Barcelona thus far. Martin Demichelis and Pablo Zabaleta last season, Gael Clichy in the first leg this season.

    Sergio Aguero, Zabaleta, Fernando and Edin Dzeko are all also one booking away from a suspension. City will hope that they will miss a first leg of the quarter-final...

  153. Post update

    Barcelona v Man City (19:45 GMT) (Agg: 2-1)

    Andy West

    European football writer

    Barca

    "The view in the press conference room that Manuel Pellegrini and Luis Enrique will have when they address the media after the game...although it will be a lot more populated then."

  154. Post update

    Barcelona v Man City (19:45 GMT) (Agg: 2-1)

    Robbie Savage

    BBC Radio 5 live

    "If Barcelona play to their maximum it could be humiliating for City. That's my worry. If Barcelona get an early goal it could be three or four-nil."

  155. Post update

    Barcelona v Man City (19:45 GMT) (Agg: 2-1)

    Go for the throat? Sit back and hit them on the counter-attack? Hit the long ball?How can Manchester City hurt Barcelona tonight?

    The TV pundits come to one conclusion: they can't...

  156. Post update

    Barcelona v Man City (19:45 GMT) (Agg: 2-1)

    Barcelona

    Does this 'go out of the window' tonight?

  157. Post update

    Barcelona v Man City (19:45 GMT) (Agg: 2-1)

    Barca

    Manchester City have to score twice tonight after shipping two away goals to Barca last month. At the other end City have only kept one clean sheet in their last 14 Champions League games (2-0 v Roma, December 2014).

    Barca will surely test that record, and 16 of Barcelona's 17 goals in the Champions League this season have been scored from open play.

  158. Football League preview

    Watford went top of the Championship last night on a packed evening in the Football League. Just three games tonight to keep an eye on.

    In the Championship, strugglers Rotherham and Fulham could both do with a win to stay clear of the bottom three. The Millers travel to Nottingham Forest, while the Cottagers take on Leeds at Craven Cottage. Fulham in League One again? It could yet happen.

    Jimmy-Floyd Hasselbaink

    In League Two tonight, Jimmy-Floyd Hasselbaink's managerial career has got off to a cracking start in this country. His Burton Albion side are top of the division and will stay there whatever happens against Southend tonight. Southend are on song too though, and will go fourth with a win.

  159. Team news

    Barcelona v Man City (19:45 GMT) (Agg: 2-1)

    Man City

    So Barcelona name the same team as the first leg, except for the injured Sergio Busquets, who is replaced by 31-year-old French defender Jeremy Mathieu. Javier Mascherano moves into midfield.

    Manchester City go for a less open approach then the first leg with Yaya Toure back in the side after suspension and playing in a five-man midfield behind Sergio Aguero. Bacary Sagna is in for the dropped Pablo Zabaleta, while Aleksandar Kolarov and Fernandinho replace the suspended Gael Clichy and Fernando.

    Barcelona XI: Ter Stegen, Alves, Alba, Piqué, Mathieu, Mascherano, Rakitic, Iniesta, Suárez, Messi, Neymar.

    Manchester City XI: Hart, Sagna, Kolarov, Kompany, Demichelis, Toure, Nasri, Fernandinho, Milner, Silva, Aguero.

  160. Post update

    Barcelona v Man City (19:45 GMT) (Agg: 2-1)

    The Nou Camp is one of world football's great arenas but the lines still need painting by a man with some whitewash.

    Nou Camp preparations
  161. Post update

    Barcelona v Man City (19:45 GMT) (Agg: 2-1)

    A neat contrast in the players' attire this evening. Barcelona's players arrived in leather jackets and jeans, with City decked out in club suits and ties.

  162. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    'Best league in the world?'

    Manchester City face an uphill task to make it through tonight. The hopes of the Premier League rest with them after Liverpool, Chelsea and Arsenal all crashed out.

    It wasn't always this way. Remember the heady days of the late 2000s when the Premier League bossed Europe? Or the even headier days of the 1970s and early 80s when English sides won it six years in a row. Younger readers may be alarmed to learn that Nottingham Forest won it twice and Aston Villa even picked up the trophy.

    Champions League semi finalists 2009/10-2013/14

    It is only three years since Chelsea won the trophy. But where is the next Premier League side to win it coming from? What's gone wrong? Can the English sides compete with the Spanish and German giants?

    Or is there nothing to worry about? The Premier League is the best in the world and there's absolutely no reason for alarm?

    We want your views. Get in touch at #bbcfootball, pop on to the BBC Sport Facebook page or BBC Sport's Google+ area.

    You can also text us on 81111 in the UK only - don't forget to say who you are and where you are texting from.

  163. Post update

    Barcelona v Man City (19:45 GMT) (Agg: 2-1)

    BBC Radio 5 live

    BBC Radio 5 live will also be all over events at the Nou Camp.

    John Murray leads the commentary with Robbie Savage alongside him in Barcelona.

    And back in the studio, former England winger Chris Waddle will be offering his views as the evening pans out.

    Build-up starts now on 5 live and online.

  164. Post update

    Barcelona v Man City (19:45 GMT) (Agg: 2-1)

    Barcelona

    Burnley were excellent at the weekend as they made light work of the champions - but in all honesty it was the dearth of quality on display from City which made all of the difference.

    Tonight they may not be facing Ashley Barnes, Danny Ings and Sam Vokes. But the rickety City backline will instead have to cope with Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez and Neymar.

    They've scored 82 goals between them this season. Not too shabby...

  165. Strikeforce

    Barcelona v Man City (19:45 GMT) (Agg: 2-1)

    Lionel Messi & Sergio Aguero

    With so many superstars on one pitch tonight's game, it is unlikely to boil down to just two key men. But Sergio Aguero and Lionel Messi could provide the goals their sides need.

    Aguero scored in the first leg and has found the net 11 goals in his last 10 Champions League games. If City are to have a chance, he probably has to score.

    Messi is, well, Messi. He scores. All the time.

  166. Post update

    Barcelona v Man City (19:45 GMT) (Agg: 2-1)

    The calm before the storm? Preparations are well under way in the City dressing room as some of the club's backroom staff get things ready for the players' arrival at the Nou Camp.

    Manchester City dressing room
  167. Team News

    Barcelona v Man City (19:45 GMT) (Agg: 2-1)

    Man City

    Manchester City play one up front as Edin Dzeko drops to the bench. Bacary Sagna plays at right-back, Yaya Toure returns from suspension. Full team news to come.

  168. 'Pellegrini was lucky'

    Barcelona v Man City (19:45 GMT) (Agg: 2-1)

    Roberto Mancini

    Manuel Pellegrini was "lucky" to inherit a strong Manchester City side and should be winning titles every year, says former boss Roberto Mancini.

    City are behind Chelsea in the Premier League and trail Barcelona 2-1 heading into the second leg of their Champions League last-16 tie, with Pellegrini's future the subject of much speculation.

    "Pellegrini was lucky because he got a strong team," Mancini told CNN.

    "I think City should and must try to win a title every year."

  169. Post update

    Barcelona v Man City (19:45 GMT) (Agg: 2-1)

    City manager Manuel Pellegrini claims his job is not under threat as they prepare to face the Spaniards.

    An exit from the competition could see his position come under more scrutiny as City struggle to defend their Premier League title.

    But the 61-year-old said: "I don't think my seat is in danger. We're second in the table, still strong and are going to fight."

    He added that even if his position was under threat, he "wouldn't do anything differently, I would do the same thing and focus on the game".

  170. Post update

    Barcelona v Man City (19:45 GMT) (Agg: 2-1)

    Stick with me - well, Andy - and you might learn something.

    Never mind the architect though, what about the Engineer?

    Is Manuel Pellegrini losing his grip?

  171. Post update

    Barcelona v Man City (19:45 GMT) (Agg: 2-1)

    Andy West

    European football writer in Barcelona

    City fans

    "City fans set up camp in Placa Reial in the centre of Barcelona this afternoon. The lamppost holding up the banners was actually the first commission given to a young architect who went on to have a reasonable career: Antoni Gaudi."

  172. Team News

    Barcelona v Man City (19:45 GMT) (Agg: 2-1)

    Barcelona have named their team - and all the big guns are in.

    That's Lionel Messi, Neymar and Luis Suarez up front, while Andres Iniesta returns in midfield. Full team news to follow.

  173. Post update

    Barcelona v Man City (19:45 GMT) (Agg: 2-1)

    Luis Suarez's brace at the Etihad last month means that Manchester City need to score twice tonight.

    The good news is that they at least have colossus Yaya Toure available after a lengthy Champions League ban.

    The bad news is that the only English club to beat Barcelona at the Nou Camp in the Champions League since 1992-93 are Liverpool. It was in February 2007 (2-1).

    Craig Bellamy

    Remember this celebration from Craig Bellamy? Grip it and rip it...

  174. From Burnley to Barcelona

    Barcelona v Man City (19:45 GMT) (Agg: 2-1)

    George Boyd

    18:46 GMT, Saturday 14 March.

    George Boyd drills in a wonderful half-volley to give Burnley a win over Manchester City. City trail Chelsea by six points at the top of the Premier League with nine games let. Chelsea have a game in hand.

    Nou Camp

    19:45 GMT, Wednesday 18 March.

    City kick-off at the Nou Camp, Barcelona. Trailing 2-1 from the first leg, and needing to score at least twice, Manuel Pellegrini's side are right up against it.

    Could their season come undone in the space of four days this spring?