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In other news: Barca lay down UCL marker

NOW YOU SEE IT: Lionel Messi in action against Celtic in Tuesday night's other Group C game

NOW YOU SEE IT: Lionel Messi in action against Celtic in Tuesday night's other Group C game

After the washout at the Etihad Stadium on Tuesday night, Barcelona stole the footballing headlines by putting seven past Celtic in the other Group C game.

The fabled MSN combination of Lionel Messi (three), Luis Suarez (two) and Neymar (one) all scored along with a clinical volley from Andres Iniesta.

City's on loan winger Patrick Roberts played 68 minutes of the game for Brendan Rodgers' side.

Iniesta told Uefa.com: "They are the three players in the world who are the best in their position and one of them is unique. 'Leo' just keeps proving that in football terms he's unique. As a team we play and work to make sure the three of them are happy, that they get chances. All we can hope is that they keep scoring like that."

Iniesta continued: "It was key to score such an early goal after starting at a great tempo. We then passed the ball around at a really high speed, we created a numerical superiority in the areas of the pitch where we'd planned to – and we also put the ball over the top of their defence when it was right to."

Other UCL results:

  • PSG 1-1 Arsenal 
  • Basel 1-1 Ludo Razgd
  • Benfica 1-1 Besiktas
  • Dynamo Kyiv 1-2 Napoli
  • Bayern Munich 5-0 Rostov
  • PSV 0 Atletico 1

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Hart 10th anniversary: 10 great City keepers

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If there is one thing City have been blessed with over the years, it is great goalkeepers.

Joe Hart is one of the very best to play for the Blues, but he is in esteemed company so here we look at ten other goalkeepers who have served the Club proudly.

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Loyal Blues: Five long-serving crowd favourites

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Longevity at football Clubs in the modern era is something of a rarity so Joe Hart’s tenth anniversary is a notable milestone.

In recent times. Only a handful of players could boast similarly long stays with the Blues, so we salute five more long-serving players who have clocked up 10 years’ service in sky blue…