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All you need to know about Manchester City's Champions League clash with Barcelona...

Manchester City take on Barcelona in the last 16 stage of the Champions League over two legs.

The first game is on Tuesday February 24, kick-off 7.45pm GMT, with the return leg on March 18 at Camp Nou.

The first leg will be shown on ITV in the UK and broadcast on BBC Radio Manchester. Global TV listings will be published on this website closer to the fixture.

Qualification to the knock out stages


City

It’s fair to say City did it the hard way! With two games to go the Premier League champions looked down and out, but pulled off remarkable victories against Bayern Munich and Roma to clinch qualification. They finished Group E in second place on eight points.

Top scorer: Sergio Aguero (5)

All time UEFA Champions League record: P 28, W 10, D 7, L 11

Best performance: Last 16 (2013/14)

Barcelona

Luis Enrique’s men qualified top of Group F, earning 15 points from their six games. Their one defeat came away at Paris Saint Germain (3-2) but they were otherwise flawless against Ajax and APOEL.

Top scorer: Lionel Messi (8)

All time UEFA Champions League record: P 261, W 150, D61, L 50

Best performance: Four time winners (91/92, 05/06, 08/09, 10/11)

Previous competitive meetings: City 0 Barcelona 2 (Feb 18, 2014), Barcelona 2 City 1 (March 12, 2014)

Did you know? Sergio Aguero scored five goals in 10 league games against Barca for his previous club Atletico Madrid

Draw reaction:


Txiki Begiristain (City director of football):  “We faced Barcelona in the last 16 before, and now the same again. We will face up to it, of course, and we're convinced we have improved the team and can qualify from this tie.”

Luis Enrique (Barcelona coach): “They are a very difficult team, among the toughest two teams in the draw, the team everyone wanted to avoid and a team that are one of the contenders to win the Champions League.”

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