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Picture special: Barcelona at the Etihad

Barcelona have arrived in Manchester ready for Tuesday night's Champions League showdown.

As is traditional the night before a European tie, Luis Enrique's side took to the Etihad pitch as final preparations begin, and we were on hand to get the snaps...


Javier Mascherano eyes the floodlit pitch as he emerges from the tunnel

All smiles for Lionel Messi in front of the assembled cameras

Think the referee might have something to say if you attempt that move on Tuesday, Pique...

A familiar face... Luis Suarez is back in England and back at the Etihad

Messi on the run - something the City defenders will be aiming to keep to a minimum

Suarez at full stretch in search of the ball - one of Barcelona's much-vaunted attacking MSN triumvirate

Neymar completes the first choice forward trio for Barcelona and is clearly focused on the session

Hands on hips, Luis Suarez takes a breather in the Manchester cold

The main man: The biggest of Barcelona's stars, Lionel Messi is all wrapped up in gloves and snood to combat freezing temperatures

Where tiki-taka is honed? Barcelona play keep ball under the watchful eyes of the coaching staff


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