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Match facts: Manchester City v Barcelona

Published: Saturday 15 February 2014, 2.45CET
Match facts: Manchester City v Barcelona
City concluded their group stage campaign with a 3-2 defeat of Bayern ©AFP/Getty Images
 
 
 
Published: Saturday 15 February 2014, 2.45CET

Match facts: Manchester City v Barcelona

Manchester City

UEFA milestones and competition statistics
• City have reached the UEFA Champions League round of 16 for the first time.

• On matchday four Álvaro Negredo became the first City player to score a UEFA Champions League hat-trick.

• Sergio Agüero is City's 12-goal highest scorer in European competition. He has registered eight in his last eight UEFA Champions League outings, including six in five this season.

• Yaya Touré is available after serving a one-match ban. James Milner is suspended for the first leg, while Fernandinho and Pablo Zabaleta are both a booking away from a ban.

UEFA Champions League squad changes
• In: None
• Out: None

General information
• Six points shy of top spot in the Premier League ahead of matchday six, City have reduced the deficit to three with a game in hand on leaders Chelsea FC, who they beat 2-0 on Saturday in the FA Cup fifth round. They will be at home to holders Wigan Athletic FC in the last eight in a repeat of last year's final.

• City's 100% home record in domestic competition this term ended with a 1-0 loss to Chelsea on 3 February, the first time they had failed to score on their own turf in the league since 13 November 2010. That defeat halted Manuel Pellegrini's team's 20-match unbeaten run (W18, D2) in all competitions, dating back to 10 November.

• Agüero has scored in eight successive appearances, and 26 in 25 club outings this season, but has not featured since suffering a hamstring injury in City's 5-1 win at Tottenham Hotspur FC on 31 January.

• City beat Norwich City FC 7-0 on 2 November, scoring seven in a top-flight match for the first time since December 1968 and a 7-0 win against Burnley FC. They drew the reverse fixture 0-0 on 8 February.

Barcelona

UEFA milestones and competition statistics
• Barcelona's next draw will be their 100th in UEFA competition. They have conceded 248 goals in the European Cup.

• The Blaugrana have attempted (4,812) and completed more passes (4,125) than any side in this season's competition. Xavi Hernández (650/596) was the leading player in the group stage.

• Cesc Fábregas is available after serving a one-match ban.

UEFA Champions League squad changes
• In: None
• Out: None

General information
• Barcelona beat Rayo Vallecano de Madrid 6-0 on Saturday, their biggest win since the opening day of the season.

• Barcelona lost 3-2 to Valencia CF on 1 February, ending a run of 25 successive home league wins. It was their first Liga reverse at the Camp Nou since 21 April 2012.

• On 12 February, the Azulgrana completed a 3-1 aggregate win against Real Sociedad de Fútbol to book a place in the Copa del Rey final, where they will face Real Madrid CF in April.

• Lionel Messi has scored 337 goals for Barcelona, overtaking Telmo Zarra's record of 335 goals registered with one Spanish club. His double on Saturday took him to 228 Spanish Liga goals, ahead of Alfredo Di Stéfano, level with Raúl González and behind only Hugo Sánchez (234 goals) and Zarra (251).

• Xavi, Barcelona's record appearance holder, played his 700th game for the club against Getafe CF on 16 January. Messi reached 400 six days later.

• Jonathan Dos Santos could be out until April after suffering knee ligament damage in training on 23 October. Isaac Cuenca has not played since having knee surgery this summer. Ibrahim Afellay, who had an operation in August to correct a thigh complaint, featured for the first time this term against Málaga CF on 26 January.

• Barcelona won their first eight Liga games this season, one shy of Real Madrid's league best of nine victories at the start of a campaign achieved in 1968/69.

Last updated: 16/02/14 23.33CET

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