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11 Mar 2014 01:32:00

Barcelona v Manchester City v factfile

Factfile on Barcelona and Manchester City ahead of their Champions League last 16, second leg tie on Wednesday:

Form: Barcelona's away form has collapsed since these two sides met three weeks ago, losing in the league at both Real Sociedad (3-1) and Valladolid (1-0). They have also lost three of their last six league games since the beginning of February, although they racked up 14 goals in the three that they won. The upshot, though, is that they've dropped to third in the league, four points off arch-rivals Real Madrid, and their confidence is looking a little shaky. Things are not much better, if at all, for City, though. They won the League Cup, beating Sunderland 3-1 in the final, but were then knocked out of the FA Cup at home to second tier Wigan, the same side that beat them in the final of that competition last May. All in all, City's form since the beginning of February has been a far cry from what came before it, when they scored 69 goals in a 20 game spell. They've won three, drawn one and lost three of their last seven, scoring just seven goals and conceding six. But they have won a trophy.

Coaches:

Barcelona - Gerardo Martino (ARG) 51 yrs

Manchester City - Manuel Pellegrini (CHI) 60 yrs

Leading scorers in all competitions

Barcelona - Lionel Messi (27 goals)

Manchester City - Sergio Aguero (30 goals)

Domestic league performance

Barcelona - Third in La Liga, four points behind leaders Real Madrid

Manchester City - Fourth in Premier League, nine points behind leaders Chelsea with three games in hand

Group stage performances:

Barcelona - winners of Group H ahead of AC Milan

Manchester City - second in Group D behind Bayern Munich

European Cup/Champions League best performances:

Barcelona - winners 1992, 2006, 2009, 2011

Manchester City - 1st round 1968/69, group stage 2011/12, 2012/13

Other honours:

Barcelona - 22 x Spanish champions, 26 x Copa del Rey winners, 4 x Cup Winners' Cup winners, 3 x Inter-Cities Fairs Cup winners, 2 x Club World Cup winners, 1 x Intercontinental Cup winners

Manchester City - 3 x English champions, 5 x FA Cup winners, 2 x League Cup winners, 1 x Cup Winners' Cup winners

Previous meetings: None


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