Champions League: Barcelona v Manchester City

Live text commentary as Manchester City are knocked out of the Champions League in Barcelona, while PSG defeat Leverkusen.

12 March 2014 Last updated at 18:18

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  1. 22:35: 

    So two Premier League sides out, two left in the Champions League.

    Can Chelsea and Manchester United make it through? We'll find out next week. Before then it's Spurs tomorrow night in the Europa League, see you there!

  2. 22:30: 
    Manager reaction- Barcelona 2-1 Manchester City (agg 4-1)

    City assistant Ruben Cousillas: "Sometimes you score and sometimes you don't. We tried, we had our chances and sometimes you can't convert them.

    "We have to keep working but we're happy with our squad and happy with our performance. Players are human beings, not machines, and you have to go through some low times when you play so many games."

  3. 22:30: 
    Rangers win promotion
    Rangers celebrate promotion

    Rangers goalkeeper Steve Simonsen on Facebook: "CHAMPIONSSSSSSSSSSSS! Rangers 2013-14 SPFL title winners!! Mon The Gers!!

  4. 22:28: 
    Manager reaction- Barcelona 2-1 Manchester City (agg 4-1)
    Lionel Messi

    City assistant Ruben Cousillas: "We've been working in Spain for nine or 10 years so we've played against Lionel Messi many times. He can't do anything to surprise us but he's a decisive player and able to win a game by himself, as he's done many times.

    "We tried to keep close to him and keep him away from the ball but he's a magical player who can create something at any time."

  5. 22:26:  
    BBC Radio 5 liveManager reaction- Birmingham 3-3 Burnley

    Burnley manager Sean Dyche speaking to BBC Radio 5 live: "We know that referees have got a tough job and we're not going to cry about it but you need the decisions to be given. That aside we have taken another valuable point, it's never easy to go away from home in any division but especially in the Championship and especially after the tough game on Sunday.

    "We knew there were some challenges ahead this season, we're not a big squad and we knew finances would be tough but we knew if we concentrated on what we were and not what we weren't then we could at least be competitive."

  6. 22:22: 
    Manager reaction- Barcelona 2-1 Manchester City (agg 4-1)
    Ruben Cousillas

    City assistant Ruben Cousillas: "In the second half we had three or four clear chances with just one striker, so you can't say if we'd played two strikers we'd have had the same chances. We usually play with two but against Barca, with such good midfield players, we thought we needed to reinforce in midfield. But I don't think it would have changed the result.

    "Sometimes you score and sometimes you don't. We tried, we had our chances and sometimes you can't convert them.

    "We have to keep working but we're happy with our squad and happy with our performance. Players are human beings, not machines, and you have to go through some low times when you play so many games."

  7. 22:19: 

    Manchester City will breathe a huge sigh of relief if they can get Sergio Aguero back fit as soon as possible. City are nine points behind Premier League leaders Chelsea with three games in hand - they can't afford for the key man to miss anything.

  8. 22:17: 
    Manager reaction- Barcelona 2-1 Manchester City (agg 4-1)
    Sergio Aguero

    City assistant Ruben Cousillas on Sergio Aguero: "It's too early to know how long he'll be out. We don't think it's anything serious.

    "He felt some muscle pain but it was more a precaution than anything else. We'll do some tests to assess the injury."

    "We played a good game against a really good rival. We had chances to get the first goal at nil-nil. They had chances too but we played a good level against a good rival. Of course it was difficult with 10 men against such a powerful team but we'll go home happy with the performance of the team."

  9. 22:14: 
    Top of the Championship

    That win for Wigan moves them up onto the rails in the race for the play-offs in the Championship, with games in hand. Who are the three teams going up this year?

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    Chris Fleming: So Arsenal's result all of a sudden doesn't seem too bad. Europe way ahead of the Premier League it seems

    Theo Neumann: All this talk about Demichelis not being a CL player - his performances for Malaga last year proved otherwise.

    Eamonn McGurk: Losing a #ChampionsLeague 1st leg 2-0 at home is akin to going on a disastrous first date #nowayback

  11. 22:13: 
    Manager reaction- Wigan 1-0 Sheff Weds

    Wigan manager Uwe Rosler: "Our momentum continues. That was a very difficult game and a stretch of character after a heroic win at Manchester City on Sunday.

    "We struggled in the first half but the substitutions made a difference after the break. We permanently knocked on their door in the second half and we got the win we deserved in the end.

    "It was definitely tough to focus on tonight's game. We got a lot of credit for winning at City on Sunday and it's easy to lose focus. We worked very hard to make sure they knew we wanted to win tonight as well."

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    Paul, via text: Man City fans. Welcome to the feeling of what it's like to be an arsenal fan. Out of 2 cups in 4 days, we're experts at that.

    Anonymous via text: City fans deluded as usual. They didn't get close to getting a result at all. They have great resources up front and in midfield but the defence is useless.

    Tom in Manchester, via text: Regardless of the result, I'm extremely proud of the team. Hopefully with the chairman in attendance they will see we need a centre back in the summer. Don't think Barca will win Champions League though.

  13. 22:06: 
    Player reaction- Barcelona 2-1 Manchester City (agg 4-1)

    Barcelona midfielder Cesc Fabregas: "It was a very tight game against a world class team. It was a great result to win 2-0 over there and today it was tough.

    "We created a lot of chances, we had a goal which was onside ruled out and could have had a penalty.

    "We go home happy. The last couple of games have not made us happy, we had some negative results but we have to be proud of today's result.

    "Maybe City should have a penalty but we could too. When you play for Barcelona the minimum is to reach the final. We know it's difficult with the teams still in the tournament.

    "Everything is good at the club. We are in the final of the cup, we are four points behind in the league and in the last eight of the Champions League. A lot of teams would swap!"

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    Anthony Russello: On February 1st, Sheffield United were in 23rd place in League 1. Now they sit 10th, along with their outstanding cup run.

  15. 22:00: 
    Player reaction- Barcelona 2-1 Manchester City (agg 4-1)

    Barcelona captain Xavi: "City are a good team but tonight we were in control.

    "We have achieved our objective of getting through to the quarter-finals and we are happy. We recovered that Barcelona feeling and we are leaving here satisfied."

    Danny Mills at the Nou Camp, BBC Radio 5 liveBarcelona 2-1 Manchester City (agg 4-1)

    "City should have gone out and spent £20m on a quality centre half, not the £4m they spent on Martin Demichelis.

    "You need to pay for quality. They should have spent big, they knew they had big important games coming up but they did not address it."

    Listen to Danny Mills and Lawro discussing today's action on 5 live.

  17. 21:56: 
    Championship update

    Birmingham manager Lee Clark says that he will be reporting referee James Linington for allegedly 'mocking' one of his players about the score when they were losing during the 3-3 draw with Burnley.

    BBC Radio 5 liveHave Your Say

    The top of the Championship table, Manchester City's defensive troubles, the genius of Lionel Messi.

    These issues and more are being discussed now.

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    Jonathan Cowley: Very proud of my team. We gave Barcelona a run for their money in both games. We are not far away and perhaps deserved more,

    Obasemo Olumide: Barcelona, like Bayern Munich last night, prove they are a class above the best of the Premier League at the moment.

    David Carville: City fans would do well to remember that the referee kept them in the tie in the first half! And Zab didn't have to confront him.

  20. 21:50: 
    Football League full-time

    Elsewhere in the Championship, Wigan boost their play-off hopes with a 1-0 win at home to Sheffield Wednesday. Leon Best missed a penalty for the visitors before Jordi Gomez scores from the penalty spot late on to move the Latics into seventh.

    Charlton draw 0-0 with Huddersfield while Lewis Grabban's second-half strike gives Bournemouth a 1-0 win at Blackburn.

    In League One, Jose Baxter's strike is enough to give Sheffield United a 10th straight win as they beat Carlisle 1-0.

    BBC Radio 5 liveWhat do you think?

    Man City pay for their failure to buy a defender to partner Vincent Kompany? Is Manuel Pellegrini to blame? Are City making decent progress in Europe?

    These issues and more are being discussed now.

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    Dani Alves

    Donnygee: Nothing at all spectacular about Barca. They'll get their socks knocked off when they face a Bayern or Madrid.

    Matthew Jepson: The only thing I've learned tonight was that Barcelona are not good enough to win the Champions League.

    Darius Ikyanyon: In all fairness, Barca deserve to go through, Kompany deserve that goal while Lescott and Demichelis deserve to leave.

  23. 21:47: 
    Player reaction- Barcelona 2-1 Manchester City (agg 4-1)

    Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany: "We've got nothing left in the tank, we gave everything. We could have scored earlier which would have changed the game.

    "You have to take your half chances against the best teams. Over the course of the two games there was not much between the sides. Lionel Messi is incredible player but outside of that it was even.

    "It was a clear penalty as well. Edin Dzeko was in position to shoot and his trigger foot was caught.

    "Only the winners get remembered but it's only our third season in the Champions League. The way we have played means we should fear nobody next season and our time will come."

  24. 21:46: 
    Scottish latest

    A blunder from Dundee United goalkeeper Radoslaw Cierzniak gifts Stevie May the only goal at Tannadice as St Johnstone move closer to sealing a top six place in the Premiership. The Perth side's closest rivals played out a drab stalemate with Inverness CT. A first-half hat-trick from Lee McCulloch saw Rangers ease to victory over Airdrieonians to clinch the League One title with eight games to spare.

  25. 21:45: 
    Football League full-time
    Federico Macheda

    The drama continues at St. Andrews where Birmingham substitute Federico Macheda scores his second goal to pull Burnley back to 3-3 in the Championship. The final whistle goes with the Clarets losing the lead three times on the night but still moving eight points clear in second place.


    Infostrada Sports: 2-1: Barcelona reach the QF for the 7th successive season, equalling the RECORD by Man United (1996-97-2002-03) and Real (1997-98-2003-04).

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    Shohan Sen from Kent, via text: They say the defence is the weakest part of the best teams, be it Bayern Munich or Barcelona. They also say referees are getting worse in the best competition in the world, the Champions League. Put two and two together and there's always a penalty or red card as a result!

    Alan in Devon, via text: Zabaleta has always been a liability and that is that for City. Hard to believe given all the rhetoric but I reckon the Capital One cup will be the total of their season, and I thought Utd were having a bad one.

    Paul, via text: Man City and fans can't moan. Had the officials in both games done their job right then this would have finished either 6-1 or 7-2 to Barca anyway.

  28. 21:40: 

    So a new centre-half is very much atop of Manchester City's shopping list this summer - will they go back in for Porto man Eliaquim Mangala, who they were interested in in January?

    Barcelona 2-1 Manchester City (agg 4-1)

    Spanish football writer Andy West at the Camp Nou: "Two defensive errors - one from Martin Demichelis two weeks ago and one from Joleon Lescott tonight - were punished by two goals from Lionel Messi, and that was the essential difference between the sides. Forget refereeing controversies: the main lesson City should take from the tie is that they're not too far away from competing with the elite."

    Danny Mills at the Nou Camp, BBC Radio 5 liveBarcelona 2-1 Manchester City (agg 4-1)

    "That is harsh on Manchester City, Dani Alves again coming up with a goal in injury time. Vincent Kompany deserved his goal because he has been outstanding but that is harsh, a real killer blow. City deserved a draw with the way they have played tonight but it's not to be.

    "It was a valiant effort, they contained Barcelona in the first half but they did get lucky. They have done well but Martin Demichelis cost then in the first match and tonight it was Joleon Lescott, they are just not good enough at this level and City need to address that in the summer."

  31. 21:38: 
    Last Eight

    So we know four of the last eight in this season's Champions League. Who's the easy draw here?


    Bayern Munich

    Atletico Madrid

    Paris St-Germain

  32. 21:37: 
    Football League update

    Sam Vokes gives Burnley what could be a priceless 3-2 lead at Birmingham as they look to be going 10 points clear at the top of the Championship.

    Also in the Championship, Jordi Gomez puts Wigan 1-0 up at home to Sheffield Wednesday from the penalty spot.

  33. 21:36: 
    FULL-TIME- Barcelona 2-1 Manchester City (agg 4-1)
    Lionel Messi celebrates scoring for Barcelona

    Barcelona through, comfortably enough in the end over the two legs, but City were unlucky to lose on the night. Barcelona, like Bayern Munich last night, prove they are a class above the best of the Premier League at the moment.

  34. 21:35: 
    FULL-TIME- Barcelona 2-1 Manchester City (agg 4-1)
  35. 21:35: 
    FULL-TIME- Paris St-Germain 2-1 Bayer Leverkusen (agg 6-1)

    PSG very much into the next round.

  36. 21:34: 
    GOAL- Barcelona 2-1 Manchester City (agg 4-1) - Dani Alves (90 mins)

    I've said it three or four times but this really is tie over. Andres Iniesta gets in behind, Joe Hart comes out, Iniesta dives around him and then cuts it back for Dani Alves to rifle in a last-minute goal, just as he did in the first leg.

  37. 21:33: 

    City need two goals in stoppage time. Where have we heard that before? on the bench now.

  38. 21:31: 
    GOAL- Barcelona 1-1 Manchester City (agg 3-1) - Vincent Kompany (89 mins)

    Goal! There's more controversy as Edin Dzeko heads on a corner for Vincent Kompany to poke in from three yards out, but was he offside?

    Kompany was just about on, but Joleon Lescott was clearly off right in front of Victor Valdes. It matters not in the scheme of things but City have a goal to celebrate.

    Barcelona 1-0 Manchester City (agg 3-0)

    Spanish football writer Andy West at the Nou Camp: "City fans will be aggrieved with the refereeing and they certainly seemed to have a strong case with Dzeko's penalty appeal, but they've had big decisions in their favour as well. There are chants of "cheat" from the City fans and an elderly travelling supporter who has found his way into home seats near the press box is demonstrating a particularly colourful vocabulary."

  40. 21:28: 
    FINAL FIVE- Barcelona 1-0 Manchester City (agg 3-0)

    Into the last five minutes at the Nou Camp. Manuel Pellegrini has his head in his hands high up in the stands as he reflects on where it went wrong in the Champions League. The quadruple dream is well and truly snuffed out.

  41. 21:25: 
    CLOSE!- Paris St-Germain 2-1 Bayer Leverkusen (agg 6-1)

    PSG almost help themselves to another. Javier Pastore is played in on goal but his low shot is an easy save for Bernd Leno.

    Into the last 10 minutes now.

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    "In all seriousness, Messi produces more pieces of exceptional skill in a single game than I managed in an entire career."

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    Opta Joe: 67 - Lionel Messi has now scored more Champions League goals for a single club than any other player. Peerless

  44. 21:24: 
    Barcelona 1-0 Manchester City (agg 3-0)

    I didn't see Pablo Zabaleta touch the referee but if he did then he could face some heavy action. It's not been a niggly game but the visitors were furious about that penalty appeal.

    Let's not forget that Barca could have had a spot kick right at the start of the game though...

    Danny Mills at the Nou Camp, BBC Radio 5 liveBarcelona 1-0 Manchester City (agg 3-0)

    "I thought it was a penalty but Pablo Zabaleta just ran in and chest bumped the referee, whatever you think you cannot touch the referee.

    "Manchester City have the right to be angry and annoyed because I thought it was a penalty - but you cannot react like that."

    You can listen to full 90 minute commentary on BBC radio 5 live and online.

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    Kemlo: When Man City get themselves a partner for Kompany you'd think they'll be practically unbeatable

    Idowu Lawanson: City should just allow Lescott and Demichelis to leave at the end of the season, two of a kind!

    Andrew Neill: Just the £60m to spend on a pair of new centre backs this summer for city then?

    Barcelona 1-0 Manchester City (agg 3-0)

    Spanish football writer Andy West at the Nou Camp: "1-0 up and suddenly the home fans are buoyant, bouncing in their seats without a care in the world and all their pre-match anxieties forgotten. Football supporters are famously fickle, and Barca followers are the ultimate. They'll be wanting Tata Martino to sign a contract extension now."

  48. 21:21: 
    PENALTY APPEAL- Barcelona 1-0 Manchester City (agg 3-0)

    City want a penalty as Edin Dzeko cuts in from the left and tries to get a shot away, he goes down as a challenge comes in from Gerard Pique. Was there contact there? City are furious, Vincent Kompany and Pablo Zabaleta surround referee Stephane Lannoy and Zabaleta is shown the red card.

  49. 21:21: 
    RED CARD- Barcelona 1-0 Manchester City (agg 3-0) - Pablo Zabaleta

    Pablo Zabaleta is shown a second yellow card for his protestations and that's a sending off.

  50. 21:20: 
    Messi Magic- Barcelona 1-0 Manchester City (agg 3-0)

    For a lad in bad nick, Lionel Messi is playing alright. He picks the ball up on the halfway line, spins to leave Vincent Kompany on his backside, he then spies a gap and drives past two men before laying it off to Cesc Fabregas, who can't complete the return pass.

    BBC Radio 5 liveNew defender needed?

    Do Manchester City need a new central defender? Danny Mills is keen to hear the views of Manchester City fans after the match in Barcelona finishes. Martin Demichelis, of course, was sent-off in the first leg and a mistake from Joleon Lescott led to Lioenl Messi's goal tonight.

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  52. 21:18: 
    Barcelona 1-0 Manchester City (agg 3-0)

    Joleon Lescott is available on a free this summer don't forget. Any takers?

  53. 21:18: 
    Football League update

    Goals galore at Birmingham. Michael Duff restores Burnley's lead before Emyr Huws levels for the Blues for the second time in the evening. If the match stays 2-2, Burnley would move eight points clear in second place.

    Also in the Championship, Lewis Grabban gives Bournemouth a 1-0 lead at Blackburn Rovers.

  54. 21:15: 
    SUBSTITUTION- Barcelona 1-0 Manchester City (agg 3-0)
    Manchester City's Pablo Zabaleta

    David Silva gets the hook with 18 minutes remaining, and it's Alvaro Negredo on in his place. City need three now.

  55. 21:15: 
    GREAT SAVE!- Barcelona 1-0 Manchester City (agg 3-0)

    Lionel Messi with more wizardry to turn Joleon Lescott inside out and then tee up Xavi to fire in from 20 yards, but Joe Hart is across to make the save.

    Danny Mills at the Nou Camp, BBC Radio 5 liveBarcelona 1-0 Manchester City (agg 3-0)

    "Just as Manchester City were building momentum and starting to create opportunities at the other end it's an absolute killer blow.

    "Lescott made a complete mess of it and as it falls to Messi he just stabs it home. I don't know what Lescott was trying to do, he got his body shape all wrong.

    "Joleon Lescott and Martin Demichelis are just not Champions League players. Lescott was lucky in the first half and he always has a mistake in him."

    You can listen to full 90 minute commentary on BBC radio 5 live and online.

    Barcelona 1-0 Manchester City (agg 3-0)

    Spanish football writer Andy West: "Never any doubt that Messi would score there. In that kind of position, he's the best finisher in the world. City could have easily been ahead and will rue their failure to take one of their chances earlier tonight - especially Zabaleta's. It is possible to win in the Nou Camp, but only if you take your chances."

  58. 21:12: 
    Barcelona 1-0 Manchester City (agg 3-0)

    That's 67 goals in the Champions League now for Lionel Messi, 31 in the knockout phase, what a phenomenal goalscorer the man is. City and their fans are deflated now, and we are into the last 20 minutes.

    Football League update

    Manchester United loanee Federico Macheda equalises for Birmingham against second-placed Burnley in the Championship. Macheda had just come off the substitutes bench to score with his first touch to make it 1-1.

  60. 21:10: 
    GOAL- Barcelona 1-0 Manchester City (agg 3-0) - Lionel Messi (67 mins)

    Lionel Messi v Joleon Lescott always looked like a mismatch and the Argentine puts the tie to bed once and for all, his eighth goal in the Champions League this season.

    Lescott is in the box seat to clear his lines as Cesc Fabregas plays the ball through but he gets his feet in a muddle, the ball ping-pongs away off his heel and into Messi's path and you know the rest. A wonderful clip into the far corner.

  61. 21:09: 
    RED CARD- Paris St-Germain 2-1 Bayer Leverkusen (agg 6-1) - Emre Can

    Leverkusen's tie goes from bad to worse as Emre Can is shown a yellow card for diving. Not what they needed.

  62. 21:07: 
    Barcelona 0-0 Manchester City (agg 2-0)

    Into the last 25 minutes at the Nou Camp, so far so good for Barca but one City goal would soon change that.

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    Fintolini: Stuff pride, time to go for it now City. Better go out 4-0 than 2-0 having held back and wondering what if. Kitchen sink time

    Deletsu D. Selase: But for the little mistakes Valdes makes, he is a very good goal keeper. Tremendous save from Dzeko

    Garry Porch: Good game tonight. Man City need to put one of these chances away soon to have any chance.


    Opta Joe: 5 - Man City have already had five shots in the second half, two more than they did in the opening 45 mins. Rebooted.

  65. 21:04: 
    Barcelona 0-0 Manchester City (agg 2-0)
    Barcelona's Neymar shoots at goal

    Fernandinho now bombs on through the middle for City, nobody minding the shop in midfield as he joins in and the gamble almost pays off as he latches on to Edin Dzeko's touch but can't quite get a shot away.

    Dzeko has already had more touches than Sergio Aguero managed, City having 57% of the play in the second half..

  66. 21:02: 
    CLOSE!- Barcelona 0-0 Manchester City (agg 2-0)

    Do you go for Navas and Negredo yet? Barca look like they could concede when you pressure them but the more attackers you put on, the more open you leave it at the back.

    Lionel Messi is allowed space to come forward and he flashes a shot wide. Half an hour left.

    Barcelona 0-0 Manchester City (agg 2-0)

    Spanish football writer Andy West: "Hit the post, cleared off the line, goal wrongly disallowed, decent penalty appeal denied…how much longer can City hold onto their clean sheet? Having said that, we're now seeing what happens to Barca's defence when you attack them. City not out of it but must keep pushing forward - they'll win this tie with attack, not defence."


    Former England cricket captain Michael Vaughan: This is the mindset and positivity City should have shown in the 1st Leg.... #Justsaying.

  69. 21:00: 
    Barcelona 0-0 Manchester City (agg 2-0)

    Raining chances in Catalonia. Still over half an hour to go so one for City and they will firmly believe they can turn this round...

  70. 21:00: 
    Paris St-Germain 2-1 Bayer Leverkusen (agg 6-1)

    Almost another goal in Paris - this time at the other end - but Giulio Donati's shot is saved. A minute later Salvatore Sirigu is called into action again, this time denying Gonzalo Castro.

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    Clinton Eyong: Bringing Dzeko on means more pace and movement up top and that should worry Barcelona's defence.

    Barnie: Dzeko will provide a better target for crosses than Aguero.

  72. 20:59: 
    CLOSE!- Barcelona 0-0 Manchester City (agg 2-0)

    And another chance! How is it still 0-0?

    City go close this time, crossing from the left and the ball diverts out into the path of Pablo Zabaleta, who slices his shot wide from 10 yards out! Any sort of clean connection and it's 1-0.

    Danny Mills at the Nou Camp, BBC Radio 5 liveBarcelona 0-0 Manchester City (agg 2-0)

    "Brilliant feet from Messi and almost textbook finish but the post came to the rescue.

    "That was brilliant from Manchester City too and only a magnificent save stopped them from scoring.

    "This has got shades of when Chelsea were here and Messi missed the penalty. If City can just create some more chances, maybe lady luck is shining on them."

    You can listen to full 90 minute commentary on BBC radio 5 live and online.

  74. 20:56: 
    YELLOW CARD- Barcelona 0-0 Manchester City (agg 2-0)

    This game has really kicked into gear! Barca now have another chance as Neymar is played in behind the defence, he cuts it across and Joe Hart does well to claim it at the feet of a sliding Cesc Fabregas, who is very unlucky to be booked for going in.

  75. 20:55: 
    GREAT SAVE!- Barcelona 0-0 Manchester City (agg 2-0)

    End to end now as Edin Dzeko almost has the goal City so desperately crave, looping in a wonderful header, and it's a brilliant save from Victor Valdes to tip it over.

  76. 20:55: 
    HITS THE WOODWORK- Barcelona 0-0 Manchester City (agg 2-0)

    Almost tie over. Joleon Lescott gives the ball away, Lionel Messi picks it up on the right wing and dances away from one man before squaring Lescott up and driving a low shot against the base of the post...

  77. 20:55: 
    GOAL- Paris St-Germain 2-1 Bayer Leverkusen (agg 6-1) - Ezequiel Lavezzi (53 mins)

    Even more over than over. Lucas Digne bursts down the left, leaving Emre Can eating dirt, and then drills a low cross for Ezequiel Lavezzi to covert with a sweet first-time strike from 14 yards.

  78. 20:54: 
    Barcelona 0-0 Manchester City (agg 2-0)
    Joe Hart saves from Xavi

    Sergio Aguero may have suffered a recurrence of his hamstring injury by the way. That could be a major blow.

    Danny Mills at the Nou Camp, BBC Radio 5 liveBarcelona 0-0 Manchester City (agg 2-0)

    "City have to press forward and try to get shots on target, much more than they did in the first half.

    "They worked very hard in the first half to keep up the tempo so fresh legs are going to be key. Alvaro Negredo is warming up and I don't think it will be too long before we see him too."

    You can listen to full 90 minute commentary on BBC radio 5 live and online.

  80. 20:52: 
    Barcelona 0-0 Manchester City (agg 2-0)

    Good pressing from City, driving Xavi back into his own half. David Silva looks to be playing almost as a second striker now.

  81. 20:50: 
    Barcelona 0-0 Manchester City (agg 2-0)

    Here he is! Edin Dzeko straight into the action, firing in a low shot which has Victor Valdes diving down to his left. Turn it up City, turn it up...

  82. 20:48: 
    KICK-OFF- Barcelona 0-0 Manchester City (agg 2-0)

    Game on...

  83. 20:48: 
    SUBSTITUTION- Barcelona 0-0 Manchester City (agg 2-0)

    Sergio Aguero was not in the game and he's come off at the break - it's Edin Dzeko on in his place. So still one man up top though.

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    Alex Osborn in Cardiff, via text: Kompany has been absolutely awesome so far. Best centre back in the world, and I'm a United fan.

    Anonymous via text: This is set up perfectly for a rousing last 30 minutes...still think the referee is worried for upsetting the Barca admirers.

    Paul in Hampshire, via text: One completed pass by Aguero - he's having an Ozil - On balance who had a better first half Arsenal last night or City?

  85. 20:47: 
    KICK-OFF- Paris St-Germain 1-1 Bayer Leverkusen (agg 5-1)

    Back under way in Paris...

  86. 20:44: 
    Barcelona 0-0 Manchester City (agg 2-0)

    Unlike Arsenal last night, City have a load of attacking options on the bench.

    As well as the beastly Alvaro Negredo, there is Edin Dzeko and Jesus Navas too. All three could be on before the end of play.

  87. 20:44: 
    Scottish latest

    At the halfway stage it's blanks all round in the Scottish Premiership as Inverness take on Hibs and Dundee United host St Johnstone. Over at Ibrox, Rangers are cruising to the League One title thanks to a third hat-trick of the season from captain Lee McCulloch, two of those goals coming from the penalty spot.

    You can follow all the action on our Scottish live text commentary.

    Barcelona 0-0 Manchester City (agg 2-0)

    Spanish football writer Andy West: "City will be pleased to get to half-time scoreless but now comes the hard part: scoring twice. They simply must get more support to Sergio Aguero because Barca routinely look suspect against teams fielding two strikers. Real Valladolid did just that on Saturday and Barca were never comfortable, even though one of the frontmen was former Manchester United (ahem) 'star' Manucho. Get Negredo or Dzeko on."

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    Colin Bletcher: Referee doing his best to reduce City to less than 11 men, when was tackling outlawed ?

    Jonathan Taylor: Surely Negrado needs to come on now to help Aguero. We need to push or else we have no chance.

    Matty Aylott: Barca should be 1-0 up but city need to be more clinical on the break and bring on Negredo to bully the Barca defence

  90. 20:39: 
    Hit the big man?- Barcelona 0-0 Manchester City (agg 2-0)

    Playing Sergio Aguero up front on his own is not working for Manchester City. The brilliant Argentine has touched the ball just six times, and not once inside the Barca area.

    Time to throw on the beast...?

    Sergio Aguero
  91. 20:36: 
    Football League half-time
    Dean Marney

    Championship Burnley are on course to take another big step towards the Premier League as they lead 1-0 at struggling Birmingham, thanks to Dean Marney's strike. The Clarets would move 10 points clear in second with a win.

    It is goalless elsewhere in the Championship, while Sheffield United lead relegation-troubled Carlisle 1-0 in League One after Jose Baxter's strike.

    Danny Mills at the Nou Camp, BBC Radio 5 liveBarcelona 0-0 Manchester City (agg 2-0)

    "City have done well, they have done everything they could have done to stop Barcelona play. They have created just one chance though and that worries me.

    "I think Barcelona have another gear if they need it but City need two goals. They need to get out there and put Barcelona under pressure.

    "They need to be braver in the second half, not go gung-ho but they need to create more and ultimately put pressure on Victor Valdes' goal."

    You can listen to full 90 minute commentary on BBC radio 5 live and online.

  93. 20:35: 
    Paris St-Germain 1-1 Bayer Leverkusen (agg 5-1)
    Zlatan Ibrahimovic

    Here's one man who will be in the last eight, to the delight of photographers the world over. Zlatan's Paris are cruising.

  94. 20:33: 
    Ruben's team-talk- Barcelona 0-0 Manchester City (agg 2-0)

    A big 15 minutes here for 'skinny' himself, City assistant Ruben Cousillas.

    While Manuel Pellegrini tucks into his tapas and Rioja, his number two, has to rouse his side. City have done all right, but only all right. They could have been two down...

  95. 20:33: 
    HALF-TIME- Barcelona 0-0 Manchester City (agg 2-0)
  96. 20:33: 
    HALF-TIME- Paris St-Germain 1-1 Bayer Leverkusen (agg 5-1)
  97. 20:31: 
    CLOSE!- Barcelona 0-0 Manchester City (agg 2-0)

    The £200m front two combine well again, Lionel Messi prodding a pass through for Neymar, again Joe Hart does well to come out and get in the Brazilian's face, Neymar scrabbles around him before clipping a shot in on goal but Fernandinho is back to head it away. City on the ropes and covering up as they wait for the half-time bell...

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    AQ in Birmingham, via text: Having committed 14 fouls to Barca's 2, it seems that fouling is the first line of defence for City. Barcelona will feel aggrieved to be denied a penalty and an onside goal.

    Anonymous via text: For sure Pellegrini won't complain about the refereeing tonight. Barca should have been 2-0 but for the decisions made

    Steve "the body" from Cardiff, via text: I can see Man City down to 9 men with this committed tackling!

  99. 20:27: 
    Barcelona 0-0 Manchester City (agg 2-0)

    There was a lack of conviction in that shot from Neymar once he was in on goal. For a Brazilian superstar, it was a tame shot.

    City then have a sighter at the other end, David Silva flicking the ball into the path of Samir Nasri and his low shot is right at Victor Valdes. Into the last five minutes of the half.

    Barcelona 0-0 Manchester City (agg 2-0)

    Spanish football writer Andy West: "Can't escape the feeling City are going to have to score three here - Barca have come within one pass or a last-ditch challenge of breaking clean through so often it's difficult to envisage Joe Hart managing to keep a clean sheet for 90 minutes. Vincent Kompany has been outstanding though."

    Danny Mills at the Nou Camp, BBC Radio 5 liveBarcelona 0-0 Manchester City (agg 2-0)

    "Manchester City breath a huge sigh of relief. Neymar was on his own but his shot was relatively weak but even so it was a very very good save by Joe Hart.

    "City have got to be so careful they don't get hit by a sucker punch, if they concede a goal it could really affect confidence."

    You can listen to full 90 minute commentary on BBC radio 5 live and online.

  102. 20:25: 
    GREAT SAVE!- Barcelona 0-0 Manchester City (agg 2-0)

    Huge chance! Neymar gets in free on goal after a slip from Aleksandar Kolarov, he goes for the near post but Joe Hart pushes it away!

    Hart then stands up to save from Xavi from the following corner. Barca should be ahead.

    Football League update

    Sheffield Wednesday striker Leon Best has his penalty saved by Ali Al-Habsi at play-off chasing Wigan as the score at the DW Stadium remains 0-0.

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    Mitesh Chavda: A red card to Man City looks more likely then them scoring a goal.

    Luke Jones: City can only win if they keep 11 men, and that doesn't look like happening.

    Adrian Stanley: Anyone thinking City have a chance here are deluded. Barca dominating, and should be 2 up. Ref keeping City in it.

  105. 20:23: 
    CLOSE!- Barcelona 0-0 Manchester City (agg 2-0)

    Best move of the night from Manchester City, Yaya Toure the driving force at the centre of it, some superb feet on the edge of the area and then teeing up David Silva who shoots over from wide on the right of the area.

    Great stuff from Toure.

    Danny Mills at the Nou Camp, BBC Radio 5 liveBarcelona 0-0 Manchester City (agg 2-0)

    "Manchester City have played really well so far tonight but somehow they have got to push further up the pitch and threaten Victor Valdes' goal."

    You can listen to full 90 minute commentary on BBC radio 5 live and online.

  107. 20:21: 
    Barcelona 0-0 Manchester City (agg 2-0)
    Manchester City's Yaya Toure (left) and Barcelona's Gerard Pique

    Yaya Toure is wrestled to the deck by Cesc Fabregas. Toure needs to get higher up the pitch and help out Sergio Aguero - who is terribly isolated at times.

  108. 20:20: 
    Barcelona 0-0 Manchester City (agg 2-0)

    Xavi and Andres Iniesta remain a joy to watch at the heart of the Barcelona midfield, Xavi making the most passes of anyone so far, completing 97% of his attempts.

    How many more years has he got in the tank?

    Football League update

    Dean Marney gives Burnley a 1-0 lead at Birmingham in the Championship. The Clarets know victory tonight will move them 10 points clear in second place.

    Sheffield United are on course for a 10th straight win as Jose Baxter gives them a 1-0 lead at relegation-threatened Carlisle in League One.

  110. 20:17: 
    YELLOW CARD- Barcelona 0-0 Manchester City (agg 2-0)

    The bookings are arriving fast - Pablo Zabaleta is now in the book. He will also miss the club's next game in Europe.

  111. 20:15: 
    Barcelona 0-0 Manchester City (agg 2-0)

    City having another good spell. Joleon Lescott heads a free-kick down into the palms of Victor Valdes in the Barca goal before David Silva escapes the attentions of the Catalans' defence on the left to fire in a low cross but Sergio Aguero can't reach it.

    Almost at the half-hour mark. If City can get one before half-time we will have a tie on our hands.

  112. 20:15: 
    Barcelona 0-0 Manchester City (agg 2-0)

    Spanish football writer Andy West: "Every fan inside the Nou Camp seems to be unhappy with French referee Stephane Lannoy. City fans think he's penalising non-fouls against their team; Barca fans think he should be showing more cards. From a neutral perspective, I think he's got most things right so far - although City obviously got lucky with the offside call and, less so, with the non-penalty."

  113. 20:13: 
    MISSED PENALTY- Paris St-Germain 1-1 Bayer Leverkusen (agg 5-1) - Simon Rolfes

    If you harbour any desires of turning round a four-goal deficit you've got to score penalties and it's woeful from Simon Rolfes, tame and at an easy height for the diving Salvatore Sirigu.

  114. 20:12: 
    PENALTY TO LEVERKUSEN- Paris St-Germain 1-1 Bayer Leverkusen (agg 5-1)

    Christophe Jallet pulls back Eren Derdiyok - penalty!

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    Jimmy Fingers from Cardiff, via text: Pellegrini will be crowdsurfing from the stands come full time, I can see Man City getting a couple of goals in this game, assuming the defenders can stay on their feet.

    Anonymous via text: People giving city a chance are getting carried away by their domestic form. City are inexperienced in Europe and have failed in all their major Champions league tests up to now.

    Derrick from Kent, via text: If City's 2-0 defeat had happened at the Nou Camp, then they would certainly have a hell of a chance at home. However, looking at their away form I can't see them overcoming this.

    Danny Mills at the Nou Camp, BBC Radio 5 liveBarcelona 0-0 Manchester City (agg 2-0)

    "I think City have done well, the tempo has been very good they have hustled and harried well but Barca have created a few good chances.

    "I think they are a bit fearful of Messi in and around the box, they are backing off him in and around the box because they don't want to give away a free kick or even worse a penalty."

    You can listen to full 90 minute commentary on BBC radio 5 live and online.

  117. 20:11: 
    YELLOW CARD- Barcelona 0-0 Manchester City (agg 2-0)

    Aleksandar Kolarov's tactic of bodychecking Neymar off the pitch comes to an end with a booking. He'll have to watch his step - but here's a break for City now, Yaya Toure munching up the turf as he pulls away through the middle but he can't complete his pass. He had a man over, that was a chance...

  118. 20:11: 
    Scottish latest

    Rangers' League One title party is in full swing now as captain Lee McCullochs converts his second penalty of the evening against Airdrieonians to give his team a 2-0 advantage.

    You can follow all the action on our Scottish live text commentary.

  119. 20:07: 
    CLOSE!- Barcelona 0-0 Manchester City (agg 2-0)
    Joleon Lescott tries to tackle Lionel Messi

    Just before that disallowed goal for Barca, City went close after some good play of their own, James Milner side-footing a shot wide of the post after some neat passing down the left.

    Barca having 61% of possession so far - they had 68% over the 90 minutes at the Etihad.


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  121. 20:05: 
    DISALLOWED GOAL- Barcelona 0-0 Manchester City (agg 2-0)

    Brilliant football from Barcelona. Barca at their best as Lionel Messi is involved on the edge of the area, Xavi slides in the overlapping Jordi Alba, who squares for Neymar to tap into the net. Flag up though.

    Oooh, and I think Alba was onside when he was played through, with several men offside in the middle. Chalk that one up as another stroke of fortune for City. They could be a goal down and have a penalty against them by now...

    Football League update

    Burnley are on top in their Championship trip to Birmingham but are yet to break the deadlock as they look for the victory that would move them 10 points clear in second.

    There no goals anywhere as of yet in an important evening in the Championship and League One.

  123. 20:03: 
    HITS THE WOODWORK- Paris St-Germain 1-1 Bayer Leverkusen (agg 5-1)

    Lovely move from PSG as Zlatan is played in on goal, he goes for a deft floater over the keeper's head and drifts it against the bar. Not that I would dream of telling Zlatan how to finish, but a low side-foot pass would have done the job there.

  124. 20:03: 
    Barcelona 0-0 Manchester City (agg 2-0)

    City will be reasonably pleased with this start but Sergio Aguero has only had four touches so far and that will have to change if they are going to score two or more.

  125. 20:02: 
    Barcelona 0-0 Manchester City (agg 2-0)

    Spanish footballer writer Andy West: "Barca are looking dangerous coming forward and City haven't got to grips with Lionel Messi's 'false nine' forward role - sometimes Joleon Lescott is going with him, sometimes not. Martin Demichelis actually did a pretty good job of stifling Messi in the first leg until his red card, and his greater experience of dealing with his fellow Argentine's unusual position could be missed tonight."

    Gary Lineker, BBC SportJoin the debate at #bbcfootball

    "Very unusual to see Neymar play on the right. Barca clearly recognising the weaker side of City's defence."

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    Craig Dunbar: Clubs don't fear Barcelona like they used to, for a change they look like the underdogs. Fancy Man City to go through tonight.

    Tunde Akere: Someone should tell Lescott to take things easy. He will ruin City's night with a red card.

    Chris Burchill: Lescott is a ticking time bomb of a disaster waiting to happen.

    Jamie Freeman: Can't believe that Lescott challenge wasn't given as a penalty. As blatant as you'll ever see!

  128. 19:59: 
    CLOSE!- Barcelona 0-0 Manchester City (agg 2-0)

    The more I see that Joleon Lescott challenge on Lionel Messi the more I think that it could have been a penalty...

    But here goes Messi, jinking his way past two lazy tackles, Joe Hart comes out to shut him down and the wizard almost puts it in anyway from the dead ball line, Pablo Zabaleta recovers to clear his lines. First sign of class from Messi.

  129. 19:58: 
    GOAL- Paris St-Germain 1-1 Bayer Leverkusen (agg 5-1) - Marquinhos (13 mins)

    Cancel the comeback. PSG score a classic set-piece goal, centre-half Marquinhos thumping a header into the corner after Zlatan's shot had been saved.

    Danny Mills at the Nou Camp, BBC Radio 5 liveBarcelona 0-0 Manchester City (agg 2-0)

    "City have got to upset the balance and rhythm of Barcelona and if that means tugging at them and conceding little fouls then that is what they have to do.

    "They have to be aware of the counter-attack, Barcelona can be so lightening fast in attack and while City need to attack Vincent Kompany needs to marshal his defence well because if they concede one goal I think that the challenge will be over from City."

    You can listen to full 90 minute commentary on BBC radio 5 live and online.

  131. 19:56: 
    YELLOW CARD- Barcelona 0-0 Manchester City (agg 2-0)
    Man City boss Manuel Pellegrini watches his team from the stands

    Fernandinho goes into the book for a lunging challenge in midfield, City all a bit ragged after that bright start. The Brazilian will now miss the next game, be that in a few weeks' time or next season...

  132. 19:55: 
    PENALTY APPEAL- Barcelona 0-0 Manchester City (agg 2-0)

    Joleon Lescott on Lionel Messi, a sight to make any City fan nervous, and Lescott's challenge brings jeers and whistles from the stands. Referee Stephane Lannoy is unmoved though, no penalty given.

  133. 19:55: 
    Paris St-Germain 0-1 Bayer Leverkusen (agg 4-1)

    There's nothing as dangerous as a team with nothing to lose. Or something. Bayer Leverkusen have started really well, and if they can get a second then who knows?

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    Pete a Burnley fan in Conwy, via text: "I was at the Camp Nou in February when Barca lost three two to Valencia. They were very exposed when the Valencia runners made the by line and put diagonal balls back across the box. Just hope City have watched that game since."

  135. 19:52: 
    Barcelona 0-0 Manchester City (agg 2-0)

    Barca now looking dangerous after that early City pressure, Neymar pulling clear of trouble down the right and finding Xavi with a pull-back, the veteran leans back and slams over the bar though.

  136. 19:51: 
    GOAL- Paris St-Germain 0-1 Bayer Leverkusen (agg 4-1) - Sidney Sam (6 mins)

    It's on! The greatest comeback of all time could be on the cards as Sidney Sam heads in at the back stick.

  137. 19:50: 
    Barcelona 0-0 Manchester City (agg 2-0)

    Excellent start from Manchester City, they keep the ball for an extended period and Pablo Zabaleta is played into the area only for Jordi Alba to shut the door in his face. Good tempo and intensity from City so far.

  138. 19:50: 
    Barcelona 0-0 Manchester City (agg 2-0)

    Spanish football writer Andy West: "The big tactical question for Barca was how Tata Martino would configure his front six. The answer is with a midfield trio of Sergio Busquets, Xavi and Cesc Fabregas, with Neymar on the right wing, Andres Iniesta down the left and Lionel Messi in the middle. Pedro and Alexis Sanchez are dropped to the bench with Martino favouring an extra midfielder to gain a stranglehold on possession."

  139. 19:48: 
    Paris St-Germain 0-0 Bayer Leverkusen (agg 4-0)

    Emre Can has the first shot on goal of the night for Leverkusen but Emre Can't - his effort is easily saved by Salvatore Sirigu.

    Barcelona 0-0 Manchester City (agg 2-0)

    Spanish football expert Graham Hunter on BBC Radio 5 live: "You look at the Nou Camp tonight on what is a massive night but the ground has got massive gaps, the fans are not interested because the standards have dropped.

    "The majority of the players are serial title winners with club and country so will an early goal split the team - no.

    "Once you strip down that this is not the Pep Guardiola team, that the ball doesn't move as quickly you still have to realise City are up against a team of extreme quality. A team has been picked to rule the game but an early goal but would crucial for Manchester City."

  141. 19:47: 
    KICK-OFF- Barcelona 0-0 Manchester City (agg 2-0)

    And under way in the Nou Camp. First goal is massive, can Manchester City get it?

  142. 19:45: 
    KICK-OFF- Paris St-Germain 0-0 Bayer Leverkusen (agg 4-0)

    Game on in Paris...

  143. 19:43: 
    Paris St-Germain v Bayer Leverkusen (19:45 GMT)

    Laurent Blanc and Zlatan look focused. PSG 90 minutes away from the last eight.

  144. 19:40: 
    Barcelona v Manchester City (19:45 GMT)

    There are plenty of empty seats at the Nou Camp tonight. As Andy West pointed out earlier on, the natives are not particularly happy with how Barca are playing at the minute and City will hope to feed on that negativity.

    Roy Hodgson is in, he's sitting up with Manuel Pellegrini in the stands. He'll be pleased to see James Milner and Joleon Lescott starting. Kick-off is five minutes away.

    Robbie Savage at WembleyBarcelona v Manchester City (19:45 GMT)

    "I still fancy Barcelona but I do think it will be a better game than Bayern v Arsenal last night. The first goal is going to be important, I think both teams will score but Barca will go through."

  146. 19:34:  
    BBC Radio 5 liveListen in on the latest- Barcelona v Manchester City (19:45 GMT)

    Who would manage Barcelona eh?

    Yeah, I would too. Tata Martino's future all sounds a bit confusing - get on to 5 live now for the latest from Spanish football journalist Graham Hunter.

    Barcelona v Manchester City (19:45 GMT)

    Spanish football writer Andy West at the Nou Camp: "Barca coach Tata Martino is in the spotlight coming into tonight's game, with speculation abounding that he'll leave at the end of the season.

    "Despite attempting to exude a relaxed demeanour, he often gives the impression that he doesn't particularly enjoy his job - which would be quite understandable considering the bewildering amount of disproportionate praise and criticism routinely hurled his way depending upon whether the previous game was won or lost."

    Danny Mills at the Nou Camp, BBC Radio 5 liveBarcelona v Manchester City (19:45 GMT)

    "The first goal is going to be all-important. If Barcelona score then it would seem almost impossible, so City have got to try to nullify that midfield.

    "Barca will keep the ball, James Milner has come in to get amongst people, he has drive and commitment and will put himself about."

    You can listen to full 90 minute commentary on BBC Radio 5 live and online.

  149. 19:27: 
    Paris St-Germain v Bayer Leverkusen (19:45 GMT)
    Zlatan Ibrahimovic

    If Leverkusen's task was not daunting enough, French champions Paris St-Germain have won their last five matches in all competition and have scored in each of their last 15 Champions League games.

    In Zlatan Ibrahimovic, the Parisians have the competition's second top scorer this season (10 goals). The Swede has scored 39 goals in his last 32 appearances for club and country.

    You can see why Leverkusen goalkeeper Bernd Leno was perhaps not feeling the most confident.

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    Gaz, a Man Utd fan, via text: Man City have a real chance tonight, they may be 2-0 down but when City go for it, going forward especially, they can destroy any defence, I'm in awe of them being a United fan like I am. The only doubts I have about them are their defence, but I'm certain they will score tonight and give Barcelona one hell of a game. Good luck City.

    David in Worcs, via text: City have as much chance as Arsenal had last night, i.e. none.

    Rory O'Hare, via text: The Demichelis suspension is a big blow...for Barcelona.

    MOTD presenter Gary LinekerJoin the debate at #bbcfootball

    "Like the look of City's starting line-up. Barca struggling lately. Start well and you never know."

  152. 19:23: 
    The miracle of Metz- Barcelona v Manchester City (19:45 GMT)

    As briefly mentioned earlier, French side Metz pulled off one of the great comebacks at the Nou Camp nearly 30 years ago.

    After being stuffed 4-2 in France by a Barcelona side containing Bernd Schuster, Francisco Jose Carrasco and er, Steve Archibald, the French fought back in style in Catalonia.

    Carrasco's early goal put Barca 5-2 up on aggregate but a Jose Sanchez own goal and a Zvonko Korbus hat-trick sealed a famous win over El Tel's side.

    Maybe Sergio Aguero can be the new Zvonko Korbus? He sounds like a budget airline...

    Danny Mills at the Nou Camp, BBC Radio 5 liveBarcelona v Manchester City (19:45 GMT)

    "They cannot let Barcelona dictate the play like they did at the Etihad. We know how fantastic the side is but we saw from their defeat at the weekend that they are beatable. You can get at them and Aguero buzzing around can cause them problems."

    You can listen to full 90 minute commentary on BBC Radio 5 live and online.


    Opta Joe: 13 - The last three Champions League visits by English clubs to Camp Nou have produced 13 goals. Glut.

  155. 19:20: 
    Battle of the backsides
    Robbie Savage and Alan Shearer

    Speaking of backsides, after day three of the Sport Relief battle it's Alan Shearer who has opened up a 297-seat lead over Robbie Savage, with the pair closing in on the 30,000 mark. Only just over 15,000 to go lads!

    Tune in to BBC Radio 5 live now for an update from the men themselves.

  156. 19:17: 
    Barcelona v Manchester City (19:45 GMT)

    Manchester City are going through a rigorous warm-up on the Nou Camp touchline, Yaya Toure to the fore on his old turf.

    Can City get, and keep, the ball enough to hurt Barca tonight? Getting the ball off a midfield of Xavi, Iniesta, Busquets and Fabregas has not been a easy task for club or country in the last five years or so. Fernandinho, James Milner and Yaya will have to work their backsides off...

  157. 19:16: 
    League One preview

    FA Cup semi-finalists Sheffield United entertain relegation-threatened Carlisle looking to record a 10th win in a row in all competitions.

    Nigel Clough's side, who beat Championship Charlton in the FA Cup quarter-final on Sunday, were struggling for much of the campaign but would move into the top 10 with victory.

    Carlisle are in 19th position and just one point of the relegation zone. They are without a win in three matches.

    Danny Mills at the Nou Camp, BBC Radio 5 liveBarcelona v Manchester City (19:45 GMT)

    On Manuel Pellegrini's absence from the touchline: "It shouldn't make any difference, the players should know what they need to do, he will have got his message across in the team talk and him not being on the touchline should not really have an impact."

    You can listen to full 90 minute commentary on BBC Radio 5 live and online.

    Fearful Barca fans?- Barcelona v Manchester City (19:45 GMT)

    Spanish football writer Andy West: "Even with their 2-0 lead, there is an awful lot of negativity around Barcelona following a feeble performance in a 1-0 defeat against relegation-threatened Real Valladolid on Saturday.

    "A surprising number of Barca fans are even fearful that their team might go out tonight - they're certainly not taking anything for granted. Expect the atmosphere inside the stadium to turn very edgy very quickly if City start well."

  160. 19:08: 
    LINE-UPS- Barcelona v Manchester City (19:45 GMT)

    Barcelona: Valdes, Dani Alves, Pique, Mascherano, Jordi Alba, Xavi, Busquets, Iniesta, Messi, Fabregas, Neymar. Subs: Pinto, Pedro, Alexis, Bartra, Song, Adriano, Sergi Roberto.

    Man City: Hart, Zabaleta, Kompany, Lescott, Kolarov, Silva, Fernandinho, Milner, Nasri, Toure, Aguero. Subs: Pantilimon, Negredo, Dzeko, Javi Garcia, Jesus Navas, Clichy, Boyata.

    Referee: Stephane Lannoy (France)

  161. 19:08: 
    Scottish latest

    With the League Cup final looming on Sunday, Aberdeen are enjoying a relaxing break at the Old Course Hotel, St Andrews, but opponents Inverness must play tonight in a rearranged fixture with Hibernian, which means a first return to the Caledonian Stadium for former boss Terry Butcher.

    Hibs are chasing St Johnstone for a place in the Premiership's top six and the Perth side are visiting Tayside rivals Dundee United. Meanwhile, Rangers can wrap up the League One title with eight games to spare if they beat Airdrieonians at Ibrox.

  162. 19:05:  
    BBC Radio 5 liveRadio, Radio

    You can follow all the action from the Nou Camp tonight on BBC Radio 5 live where former Manchester City defender Danny Mills will join John Murray for full 90 minute commentary.

    All the build up will start from 19:05 GMT with Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany, before the studio guests discuss all the key points including the impact of Manuel Pellegrini being absent from the touchline and whether Joleon Lescott could benefit from Martin Dimechelis' suspension.

    Spanish journalist Graham Hunter will also fill us in on the latest developments with Barcelona.

  163. 18:59: 
    No Manuel for City- Barcelona v Manchester City (19:45 GMT)
    Ruben Cousillas

    To make the task even harder for Manchester City, manager Manuel Pellegrini starts a two-match touchline ban tonight following his criticism of referee Jonas Eriksson after his side's 2-0 loss in the first leg.

    Pellegrini is allowed to watch the match in the stands but is not allowed in the dressing room, tunnel or technical area before or during the game and is not allowed contact with his players or staff during the match.

    Argentine Ruben Cousillas, Pellegrini's assistant, will take charge of the team. Nicknamed El Flaco, or 'skinny', the former goalkeeper has worked with Pellegrini at the Chilean's last six jobs, starting at San Lorenzo in 2001.

    Can skinny do the business?

  164. 18:59: 
    Championship preview

    Burnley will move 10 points clear in second place in the Championship with a win at struggling Birmingham City this evening. The Clarets are unbeaten in their last 12 league matches, winning seven of them.

    Also in action, FA Cup semi-finalists and holders Wigan entertain Sheffield Wednesday knowing a four-goal victory would move them into the top six, while Bournemouth travel to Blackburn.

    Ex-Standard Liege boss Jose Riga takes charge of bottom club Charlton for the first time as they look for a crucial win at home to Huddersfield.

  165. 18:58: 
    LINE-UPS- Paris St-Germain v Bayer Leverkusen (19:45 GMT)

    PSG: Sirigu, Jallet, Marquinhos, Thiago Silva, Digne, Pastore, Cabaye, Rabiot, Cavani, Ibrahimovic, Lavezzi. Subs: Douchez, Camara, Menez, Thiago Motta, Alex, Maxwell, Lucas Moura.

    Bayer Leverkusen: Leno, Donati, Wollscheid, Toprak, Guardado, Rolfes, Reinartz, Can, Sam, Derdiyok, Castro. Subs: Lomb, Son, Kiessling, Hilbert, Boenisch, Brandt, Wagener.

    Referee: Ivan Bebek (Croatia)

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    Ian Naldrett, via text: Man City have the firepower to beat Barca, but the ghost of Wigan still haunts them, the Catalans will win 1-0 on the night.

    Jonny, via text: I'm delighted Milner is starting. He'll do very well tonight I think, it'll be like when City played Bayern away earlier this season.

    Ben in Todmorden: Zlatan Ibrahimovic, in my opinion is in the best form due to him being able to score from absolutely anywhere and he showed that against Bayer Leverkusen a few weeks back.

  167. 18:54: 
    Paris St-Germain v Bayer Leverkusen (19:45 GMT)

    If Manchester City's trip to Barcelona is akin to scaling Everest, Bayer Leverkusen's second-leg tie at Paris St-Germain would be like doing it with a blindfold on.

    Sami Hyypia's Leverkusen are 4-0 down from the first leg and, having lost eight of their 11 matches in all competitions, it would be the comeback to beat all comebacks should they secure a place in the quarter-final this evening.

    Leverkusen goalkeeper Bernd Leno admitted: "As far as the Champions League is concerned, we are out. But that does not mean we want to go and get slaughtered in Paris."

  168. 18:54: 
    Barcelona v Manchester City (19:45 GMT)

    Barcelona have gone through on 32 of the 34 times they have won the first away leg in a European tie.

    But they let a two-goal advantage slip when they were knocked out of the European Cup Winners' Cup first round by Metz in 1984-85. If Metz can do it, why can't Manchester City?

    Manuel Pellegrini and co will also take heart from the fact that Gerardo Martino's Barca side have suffered two defeats, by Real Sociedad and Valladolid, in three La Liga games since the first leg at the Etihad Stadium on 18 February.

    Whisper it quietly, but maybe Barca aren't quite the force they once were...

  169. 18:51: 
    Martino - shaken and stirred?- Barcelona v Manchester City (19:45 GMT)

    Gerardo Daniel "Tata" Martino has come under fire a bit in recent weeks as Barcelona have slipped off the pace in the chase for La Liga - and radio stations in Spain are reporting that the coach will step down in the summer.

    We've not had that confirmed but rest assured that his post-match questions will be fairly loaded...

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    J Corkhill: If City can overcome a 2-0 deficit in 40 minutes against Bayern I think they can do it in 90 against Barcelona's creaky defence.

    Sham Gallagher: It wouldn't be a surprise if City pull something out of the bag, Barca have been awful as of late, they have been weak at home.

    SamuelykLau: Let's hope Milner puts in another performance like the Bayern one for us to win at the Nou Camp.

  171. 18:48: 
    England beaten in Cyprus Cup

    Bad news for the England women's team as the holders relinquished the Cyprus Cup to bogey team France as a 40-year hoodoo was continued with a 2-0 defeat in the final.

    In what was the 15th meeting between the two nations since 1974, England failed yet again to produce a victory.

    It was 'welcome to international football' to new head coach Mark Sampson as England were rocked by early goals from Gaetane Thiney and Camille Abily.

    And though they improved after the interval to mount pressure, they rarely looked like pulling a goal back.

    Sampson's team had performed admirably in their group games to beat Italy, Finland and the team they had beaten in last year's final, Canada.

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    James Young: Aguero hat-trick to send City through to the quarter finals! Dare to believe?

    Jack Poskett: As far as I'm concerned Barca are through, but tonight is about putting a good performance

    Laurie Bell: Experience of playing at the Nou Camp will shine through tonight. Aguero, Toure, Silva, Negredo will be key. Plus no Demichelis!

  173. 18:45: 
    Team News- Barcelona v Manchester City (19:45 GMT)

    Manchester City have four changes from the team that was beaten 2-0 by Barcelona in their Champions League last 16 first leg. Joleon Lescott comes in for the suspended Martin Demichelis, Samir Nasri comes in for Jesus Navas and Sergio Aguero is preferred to Alvaro Negredo.

    With Aleksandar Kolarov dropping back to left-back, James Milner comes in for Gael Clichy to make his first start since the 2-0 FA Cup win over Chelsea on 15 February.

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    Cristiano Ronaldo finally trousered a Ballon D'or this year, Luis Suarez has been brilliant, Eden Hazard has shone, Danny Ings is on fire...

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  175. 18:43: 
    Almost human?- Barcelona v Manchester City (19:45 GMT)
    Lionel Messi

    Could Lionel Messi be on the turn?

    He has been a shade behind his usual levels of genius this season, injury restricting him to a mere 15 La Liga goals, nine behind Cristiano Ronaldo and only joint fourth on the top scorers list.

    He has managed seven Champions League goals in four appearances though - including a penalty in the first leg at the Etihad - and he is only five behind Raul's all-time record of 71 Champions League strikes.

    On the turn? Well, he may only be the second best player on the planet on current form...

  176. 18:43: 
    Team News- Barcelona v Manchester City (19:45 GMT)

    Barcelona make just one change from the team which started in Manchester three weeks back as Neymar replaces Alexis Sanchez up front.

    Barcelona XI: Valdes, Pique, Fabregas, Xavi, Iniesta, Messi, Neymar, Mascherano, Sergio, Alba, Alves

  177. 18:39: 
    Another Aguero moment?- Barcelona v Manchester City (19:45 GMT)
    Sergio Aguero

    Manchester City won the Premier League in the most dramatic fashion imaginable two years ago, and captain Vincent Kompany thinks City can be inspired by that 3-2 final-day win over QPR tonight.

    City scored twice in stoppage time against QPR to beat Manchester United to the title on goal difference - we all remember the Aguerrrrrrooooooo! moment.

    "Football is made out of nights like this," defender Kompany said.

    "If anything should give you belief then it should be that day against QPR.

    "The message to everyone is that we have to believe. I'm actually very excited about this one. I think the whole team is.

    "If everything goes well, we're capable of hurting Barcelona, so that's what I want to focus on.

    "I like to focus on my strikers because I know that if they score we have a chance, but everyone needs to be at their best."

  178. 18:35: 

    Arsenal tried and failed to scale their own sporting Everest last night, holding Bayern Munich to a 1-1 draw which was not enough to prevent the Gunners from going out.

    Now it's time for Manchester City to strap on the crampons and attempt the ascent of Camp Nou.

    Can they really beat Barcelona 2-0 tonight? Vincent Kompany believes they can...

  179. 18:34: 
    Team News- Barcelona v Manchester City (19:45 GMT)

    Joleon Lescott, Sergio Aguero and James Milner all start in the Nou Camp.

    Man City XI: Hart, Zabaleta, Kompany, Lescott, Kolarov, Fernandinho, Toure, Milner, Silva, Nasri, Aguero

  180. 18:34: 

    Stranger things have happened. Sure.

    Steve Darcis knocked Rafa Nadal out of Wimbledon, Buster Douglas knocked out Mike Tyson, er, Ronnie Radford scored that goal for Hereford, Les Reed was a Premier League manager.

    Ok, so not many stranger things have happened but City reckon they can win tonight...

  181. 18:30: 
    The dead rubbers?
    Pablo Zabaleta

    Dead rubbers.

    Ties which have ceased to be. Bereft of life. Ex-ties.

    On the face of it, Manchester City and Bayer Leverkusen have no chance of progressing to the last eight of the Champions League tonight. They may as well have forfeited their ties and stayed at home.


    But football just isn't like that is it? Life would be boring without the occasional sporting miracle.

    Can City come back from 2-0 down to win in Barcelona? Leverkusen overcome a 4-0 deficit in Paris?

    Stranger things have happened. Just about...

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