Camp Nou - Barcelona 12/03/2014 - 20:45CET (20:45 local time)

Round of 16, Second leg

Barcelona - Man. City
2-1
Aggregate: 4-1
 

Barcelona - Man. City 2-1 - 12/03/2014 - Match page - UEFA Champions League 2014

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Barcelona complete City success

Published: Wednesday 12 March 2014, 22.00CET
Barcelona complete City success 
Fàbregas looks to fulfil Barcelona's duty ©AFP/Getty Images

FC Barcelona duly took their place in the last eight of the UEFA Champions League for the seventh year running with victory against Manchester City FC thanks to goals in the final quarter from Lionel Messi and Daniel Alves.

Trailing 2-0 after the first leg in Manchester, the visitors played with pluck and ambition and their 89th-minute goal, from captain Vincent Kompany, came when they had been reduced to ten men by Pablo Zabaleta's late red card. By then, however, Messi's eighth goal of this season's competition had effectively ended their challenge, and City were denied even the last word in the tie as Alves repeated his first-leg effort and fired in a late second.

Match in 5

  • Barcelona reach seventh successive quarter-final
  • Messi opens scoring, Kompany equalises late on
  • Alves seals win on the night and 4-1 aggregate triumph
  • Zabaleta sent off for visitors with 12 minutes left
  • Quarter-final draw on 21 March

Reaction

Tonight we faced the best rivals we could have been drawn against and a team who could have gone further in the competition. There were moments when we had control and others in which we struggled.

Gerado Martino, Barcelona coach

Gerado Martino, Barcelona coach

If we could have scored earlier it might have changed the game. It's only our third year in the competition so we know next year we should not fear anyone. Our moment will come.

Vincent Kompany, Manchester City captain

Vincent Kompany, Manchester City captain

 

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Match statistics

Barcelona
Man. City

2

Goals scored

1

55

Possession (%)

45

16

Total attempts

9

9

on target

5

7

off target

4

4

blocked

1

1

against woodwork

0

5

Corners

4

3

Offsides

2

1

Yellow cards

5

0

Red Cards

1

8

Fouls committed

23

21

Fouls suffered

8

742

Passes

555

612

completed

435

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Minute By Minute

  • End Time
    The final whistle is blown.
    Barcelona move on to the quarter-finals for the seventh successive season. Despite a brave effort from City goals from Lionel Messi and Daniel Alves have ensured Manuel Pellegrini's team become the second English side to go out of the UEFA Champions League at this stage of the competition.
  • Goal
    90+1
    Daniel Alves (Barcelona) scores!
    And that settles the tie. Andrés Iniesta goes round Joe Hart in the penalty area, with the angle getting tighter he shows great composure to stop and pick out Daniel Alves who rifles a powerful shot past the three men on the line to make it 2-1 on the night and 4-1 overall.
  • Goal
    89
    Kompany (Man. City) scores!
    City grab what should prove to be a late consolation as Edin Džeko climbs highest at the back post to win the header which Vincent Kompany touches in from close range.
  • Substitution
    86
    Sergi Roberto (in) - Fàbregas (out) (Barcelona)
  • Substitution
    80
    Alexis Sánchez (in) - Neymar (out) (Barcelona)

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