Dani Alves scored an injury-time goal as Barcelona defeated Manchester City to claim a comfortable 4-1 aggregate win in their Champions League tie.

Trailing 2-0 from the first leg, City's best early chance was a Samir Nasri shot that was saved by Victor Valdes.

Lionel Messi finished a Cesc Fabregas pass midway through the second half and Pablo Zabaleta was later sent off.

Vincent Kompany prodded in from Edin Dzeko's flick but Alves turned in from Andres Iniesta's cross in added time.

Consistent Barca

Barcelona have reached the Champions League quarter-finals for the seventh straight season, equalling the records of Manchester United and Real Madrid between 1996-97 and 2002-03 and 1997-98-2003-04 respectively

City's first foray into the knock-out stages of this competition may have ended at the first hurdle, but the Premier League side played with far more conviction than in the first leg at Etihad Stadium.

Having won the Capital One Cup and lost in the FA Cup quarter-finals to Wigan at the weekend, Manuel Pellegrini's side now have only the Premier League - where they are nine points behind leaders Chelsea but have three games in hand - to concern them.

They will wait anxiously for news on the injury that forced Sergio Aguero, who has already missed two chunks of the season, off at half-time.

The visitors were angered by French referee Stephan Lannoy's decision to ignore what looked to be a Gerard Pique foul on striker Dzeko, leading to Zabaleta being shown a second yellow card for his protests with 12 minutes remaining.

But City, who impressed with their willingness to press high in the early stages without ever hurting Barcelona, had been fortunate themselves when Joleon Lescott caught Messi in the area after seven minutes.

They were also lucky when Neymar touched in from a Jordi Alba cross, only for Alba to be incorrectly called offside.

Seeing red at the Nou Camp

Pablo Zabaleta's dismissal was the 26th red card for an opponent of Barcelona and a 10th for an English team against the Catalan side. They are both Champions League records

Barcelona, who are now through to the last eight, posed a persistent threat and when the outstanding Messi burst forward and threaded a pass through for Neymar midway through the opening 45 minutes Joe Hart did well to turn around the post, before the goalkeeper later denied Xavi.

The visitors' best opening of the first half came when Yaya Toure lifted a ball into the area and David Silva guided a flick back to Nasri, only for the Frenchman to shoot straight at Valdes.

Just before the break Messi carved City open again, resulting in Neymar's shot being headed off the line by Fernandinho.

After the restart Lescott gave possession away on halfway and Messi beat the centre-back before seeing his stab at goal come back off the post.

Aguero's replacement Dzeko was giving City more thrust in attack and the Bosnian's firm header from Kolarov's fine cross from the left was pushed away from the top corner by Valdes.

Shortly afterwards City wasted an excellent opening after Barcelona's defence failed to deal with another Kolarov cross but Zabaleta sliced his first-time shot well wide.

Barcelona ended any lingering doubts when Lescott failed to deal with a Fabregas pass and Messi guided a shot into the corner.

And Hart then had to make a scrambling save to turn wide from Xavi as Barcelona went close to a second.

City felt they should have had a spot-kick from Pique's challenge on Dzeko - and seconds later they were further frustrated when Zabaleta saw red while protesting against the decision.

Even with 10 only men, they managed to pull one back when Kompany finished from Dzeko's flick with a minute left.

But in added time, Barcelona exploited the space left by City at the back and Alves, who also scored late on at Etihad Stadium, squeezed a shot over the line from Iniesta's pass.

Lineup, Bookings (6) & Substitutions (5)

Barcelona

  • 01 Valdés
  • 22 Dani Alves
  • 18 Alba
  • 16 Busquets
  • 03 Piqué
  • 14 Mascherano
  • 06 Xavi
  • 04 Fábregas Booked (Sergi - 86' )
  • 10 Messi
  • 11 Neymar (Sánchez - 80' )
  • 08 Iniesta

Substitutes

  • 07 Pedro
  • 09 Sánchez
  • 13 Pinto Colorado
  • 15 Bartra
  • 17 Song
  • 21 Adriano
  • 24 Sergi

Manchester City

  • 01 Hart
  • 05 Zabaleta Dismissed after an earlier booking
  • 13 Kolarov Booked
  • 25 Fernandinho Booked
  • 04 Kompany Booked
  • 06 Lescott
  • 08 Nasri (Jesús Navas - 74' )
  • 42 Y Touré
  • 16 Agüero (Dzeko - 45' )
  • 21 Silva (Negredo - 72' )
  • 07 Milner

Substitutes

  • 09 Negredo
  • 10 Dzeko
  • 14 Javi García
  • 15 Jesús Navas
  • 22 Clichy
  • 30 Pantilimon
  • 38 Boyata
Ref: Stéphane Lannoy

Match Stats

Shots

15 11

On target

7 4

Corners

5 4

Fouls

8 23

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Barcelona 2, Manchester City 1.

90:00 +2:05 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Barcelona 2, Manchester City 1.

90:00 +0:35 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Barcelona 2, Manchester City 1. Dani Alves (Barcelona) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Andrés Iniesta.

89:29

Offside, Manchester City. Aleksandar Kolarov tries a through ball, but Álvaro Negredo is caught offside.

88:04 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Barcelona 1, Manchester City 1. Vincent Kompany (Manchester City) right footed shot from very close range to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Edin Dzeko following a corner.

88:03

Attempt missed. Edin Dzeko (Manchester City) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by James Milner with a cross following a corner.

87:44

Corner, Manchester City. Conceded by Gerard Piqué.

85:50 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Barcelona. Sergi Roberto replaces Francesc Fábregas.

85:23

Corner, Barcelona. Conceded by Joe Hart.

85:20

Attempt saved. Francesc Fábregas (Barcelona) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Lionel Messi.

82:51

Corner, Manchester City. Conceded by Andrés Iniesta.

82:22

Foul by Javier Mascherano (Barcelona).

82:22

James Milner (Manchester City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

81:46

Attempt blocked. Andrés Iniesta (Barcelona) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Dani Alves.

79:21 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Barcelona. Alexis Sánchez replaces Neymar.

77:25 Dismissal

Dismissal Second yellow card to Pablo Zabaleta (Manchester City).

77:09

Attempt blocked. Edin Dzeko (Manchester City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Álvaro Negredo.

74:46

Attempt blocked. Xavi (Barcelona) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

74:00 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Manchester City. Jesús Navas replaces Samir Nasri.

73:34

Dani Alves (Barcelona) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

73:34

Foul by Joleon Lescott (Manchester City).

72:55 Booking

Booking Vincent Kompany (Manchester City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

72:25

Neymar (Barcelona) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

72:25

Foul by Vincent Kompany (Manchester City).

71:50

Attempt missed. Andrés Iniesta (Barcelona) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Xavi following a corner.

71:30 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Manchester City. Álvaro Negredo replaces David Silva.

70:50

Corner, Barcelona. Conceded by Joe Hart.

70:48

Attempt saved. Xavi (Barcelona) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Lionel Messi.

69:31

Offside, Barcelona. Andrés Iniesta tries a through ball, but Jordi Alba is caught offside.

66:29 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Barcelona 1, Manchester City 0. Lionel Messi (Barcelona) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner.

65:55

Gerard Piqué (Barcelona) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

65:55

Foul by Edin Dzeko (Manchester City).

64:57

Francesc Fábregas (Barcelona) wins a free kick on the left wing.

64:57

Foul by Fernandinho (Manchester City).

63:47

Neymar (Barcelona) wins a free kick on the left wing.

63:47

Foul by Vincent Kompany (Manchester City).

63:02

Corner, Barcelona. Conceded by Vincent Kompany.

60:10

Neymar (Barcelona) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

60:10

Foul by David Silva (Manchester City).

59:05

Attempt missed. Lionel Messi (Barcelona) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Sergio Busquets.

57:48

Attempt missed. Samir Nasri (Manchester City) left footed shot from outside the box is too high.

56:45

Andrés Iniesta (Barcelona) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

56:45

Foul by Yaya Touré (Manchester City).

53:58

Attempt missed. Pablo Zabaleta (Manchester City) left footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

53:12 Booking

Booking Francesc Fábregas (Barcelona) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

53:00

Foul by Francesc Fábregas (Barcelona).

53:00

Joe Hart (Manchester City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

52:16

Andrés Iniesta (Barcelona) wins a free kick on the right wing.

52:16

Foul by Vincent Kompany (Manchester City).

51:43

Corner, Manchester City. Conceded by Víctor Valdés.

51:41

Attempt saved. Edin Dzeko (Manchester City) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top left corner. Assisted by Aleksandar Kolarov with a cross.

51:16

Foul by Dani Alves (Barcelona).

51:16

David Silva (Manchester City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

50:42

Lionel Messi (Barcelona) hits the left post with a left footed shot from the centre of the box. Assisted by Neymar following a fast break.

46:20

Attempt saved. Edin Dzeko (Manchester City) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by David Silva.

46:14

Attempt blocked. James Milner (Manchester City) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Aleksandar Kolarov.

45:00

Second Half begins Barcelona 0, Manchester City 0.

45:00 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Manchester City. Edin Dzeko replaces Sergio Agüero because of an injury.

45:00 +0:59 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Barcelona 0, Manchester City 0.

43:59

Corner, Barcelona. Conceded by Fernandinho.

43:55

Attempt blocked. Neymar (Barcelona) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Lionel Messi with a through ball.

41:22

Andrés Iniesta (Barcelona) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

41:22

Foul by Vincent Kompany (Manchester City).

40:52

Attempt saved. Samir Nasri (Manchester City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by David Silva.

38:38

Attempt saved. Xavi (Barcelona) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Lionel Messi with a through ball.

38:04

Corner, Barcelona. Conceded by Joe Hart.

38:00

Attempt saved. Neymar (Barcelona) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Andrés Iniesta.

36:58

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

35:55

Delay in match Andrés Iniesta (Barcelona) because of an injury.

35:24

Attempt missed. David Silva (Manchester City) left footed shot from the right side of the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Pablo Zabaleta.

34:12

Foul by Francesc Fábregas (Barcelona).

34:12

Yaya Touré (Manchester City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

33:22

Foul by Gerard Piqué (Barcelona).

33:22

Yaya Touré (Manchester City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

31:43

Foul by Francesc Fábregas (Barcelona).

31:43

James Milner (Manchester City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

29:20 Booking

Booking Pablo Zabaleta (Manchester City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

29:03

Andrés Iniesta (Barcelona) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

29:03

Foul by Pablo Zabaleta (Manchester City).

28:47

Hand ball by James Milner (Manchester City).

27:19

Sergio Busquets (Barcelona) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

27:19

Foul by Fernandinho (Manchester City).

26:30

Foul by Gerard Piqué (Barcelona).

26:30

Aleksandar Kolarov (Manchester City) wins a free kick on the left wing.

23:44

Foul by Andrés Iniesta (Barcelona).

23:44

Pablo Zabaleta (Manchester City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

22:45 Booking

Booking Aleksandar Kolarov (Manchester City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

22:25

Neymar (Barcelona) wins a free kick on the right wing.

22:25

Foul by Aleksandar Kolarov (Manchester City).

21:54

Jordi Alba (Barcelona) wins a free kick on the left wing.

21:54

Foul by Fernandinho (Manchester City).

21:07

Andrés Iniesta (Barcelona) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

21:07

Foul by Vincent Kompany (Manchester City).

20:32

Offside, Manchester City. Aleksandar Kolarov tries a through ball, but James Milner is caught offside.

19:28

Offside, Barcelona. Dani Alves tries a through ball, but Neymar is caught offside.

17:35

Offside, Barcelona. Francesc Fábregas tries a through ball, but Jordi Alba is caught offside.

16:43

Dani Alves (Barcelona) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

16:43

Foul by James Milner (Manchester City).

16:10

Attempt missed. James Milner (Manchester City) right footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Aleksandar Kolarov with a cross.

13:34

Corner, Manchester City. Conceded by Xavi.

12:25

Attempt missed. Andrés Iniesta (Barcelona) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. Assisted by Xavi.

11:18

Xavi (Barcelona) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

11:18

Foul by Yaya Touré (Manchester City).

9:27

Neymar (Barcelona) wins a free kick on the right wing.

9:27

Foul by Aleksandar Kolarov (Manchester City).

9:12

Jordi Alba (Barcelona) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

9:12

Foul by Pablo Zabaleta (Manchester City).

8:20 Booking

Booking Fernandinho (Manchester City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

8:19

Sergio Busquets (Barcelona) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

8:19

Foul by Fernandinho (Manchester City).

7:53

Attempt blocked. Xavi (Barcelona) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Lionel Messi.

6:57

Hand ball by James Milner (Manchester City).

5:02

Attempt missed. Xavi (Barcelona) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

3:18

Foul by Joleon Lescott (Manchester City).

3:18

Lionel Messi (Barcelona) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

2:35

Foul by Fernandinho (Manchester City).

2:35

Andrés Iniesta (Barcelona) wins a free kick on the left wing.

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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