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Published:18/02/2014 - 02:37h


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The Barça confronts this Tuesday (20.45h, TV3/TVE) to the Manchester City in the gone of the eighth of final of the league of Champions. After the goleada in front of the Ray, the team faces the resumption of the Champions with spirits renewed and had to offer his best version

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The Barça returns tonight to the UEFA Champions League (20.45) with a proof of maximum level: the visit to the field of the Manchester City, in the party of gone of the eighth of final. It will be a duel that will open the decisive stretch of the season, where win and lose the titles.

From December, when it celebrated the draw of eighth, has spoken a lot of of the Manchester City-Barça. Surely it is the eliminatory more attractive of this phase. The ambitious English project topa with the reliability of the Catalans, presents in the last six semifinals of the maximum continental competition. It joins them an offensive potential descomunal and, with the arrival of Pellegrini to the bench citizen, the predilection by the football of attack.

The Barça presents to the appointment in his best moment. In the three last parties against the Seville, Real Sociedad and Ray has attained a game and some favourable results for his confidence. Besides, Martino has to almost all the staff to his disposal. Only Cuenca and Two Saints remained in Barcelona. Neymar, instead, reappeared the past Saturday showing that it finds fully recovered of his injury.

The Barça, with his "eleven" of gala

Martino said that it will prioritise the possession of the balloon in front of the City, hinting that will range a supplementary midfield player and will sacrifice a forward. In front, Messi is safe, and the one who has more numbers to be his companion is Pedro, with Alexis and Neymar expecting his option in the bench. The initial team of the Barça would be formed by Valdés, Alves, Hammered, Mascherano, Alba, Busquets, Xavi, Iniesta, Cesc, Messi and Pedro.

The Manchester City, by his part, faces for the first time in his history some eighth of final of the League of Champions. However, it does not treat of a team inexperto. In little time has been able to fichar to Kompany, Touré Yaya, Silva, Navas, Negredo... It is a full group of stars in all the lines and with many old known of the Spanish League. Beginning by the trainer Manuel Pellegrini. The Chilean has the safe drop of Kun Agüero and the doubt of Fernandinho, key in the midfield.

This afternoon the two teams will look for the best possible result to sentence in the turn in the Camp Nou. By part of the Barcelona, mark in the Etihad can mean a step of giant. The goals will be today a treasure.

Technical index card of the party: Manchester City vs FC Barcelona

List of summoned of the FC Barcelona (confirmed): Valdés, Paint, Olazábal, Montoya, Hammered, Fàbregas, Puyol, Xavi, Pedro, Iniesta, Alexis, Messi, Neymar, Macherano, Bartra, Busquets, Song, Jordi Alba, Tello, Afellay, Adriano, Dani Alves, Sergi Roberto; Descartados: Cuenca; Lesionados: Two Saints

Possible alignment of the Manchester City (without confirming): Hart; Zabaleta, Demichelis, Kompany, Kolarov; Fernandinho, Javi García, Touré Yaya; Nasri, Silva, Negredo.

Stadium: City of Manchester Stadium (47.726 viewers)
Competition: UEFA Champions League 2013-2014 -1/8 Gone
Schedule and television: 20:45 hours, TV3, TVE and
Referee: Jonas Eriksson (Sweden).

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