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Behind the scenes at training: Buoyant Blues

City stepped up preparations for Wednesday night's crucial Champions League clash against Barcelona with a training session at the City Football Academy this morning.

Ahead of this afternoon's trip to Spain, the players were in a buoyant mood - and Club photographer Victoria Haydn was on hand to capture some behind-the-scenes shots.

Here are the best of the snaps...

Warm up

The lads warm up with a light-hearted 'keepy-uppy' session.

Team

The team gather for instructions from the boss.

Team

All together now...

Samir Nasri

Samir Nasri stretches to win back possession during a game of 'keep-ball'.

Jokers

Something's tickled this lot...

Wilfried Bony and Yaya Toure

Interesting facial expression there from Yaya Toure as he tries to dispossess his compatriot, Wilfried Bony.

Sergio Aguero

The obligatory 'smiley Sergio Aguero' shot.

Pablo Zabaleta

There's no fooling Pablo Zabaleta!

Vincent Kompany

A final word from the skipper before the end of the session.

Take a look at what else the lads got up to below:

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Silva: Don't write us off!

Silva

David Silva says City can still progress to the last eight of the Champions League, despite going to the Nou Camp 2-1 down.

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Loan Watch: Facey makes history

A trio of City loanees are battling for the limelight this week – Jason Denayer and John Guidetti picked up their first piece of silverware in senior football while Shay Facey made history with NYCFC.

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NYCFC history boys at the double