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  • I am actually amazed some of you retards think it was a penalty. A foul is given where the contact is made. Where he fell is irrelevant. Read up on the rules dumb fucks.

  • sourapav, learn the rules imbecile. contact was outside the box. it should have been a free kick.

  • 2:0 vs 10 ppls wohooo.. boring...

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  • Why on earth did Messi get MotM for this match? Apart from scoring and winning the penalty (which was very good play, I admit), but for the rest of the match he was really quiet. Kompany and co bossed him for most of the match, and he didn't trouble Hart (apart from the pen) all game. WhoScored are soooo biased when it comes to rating Messi. His performance was not that good.

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  • I have never seen such a disciplined defensive display from City. I'm so used to seeing them attack with no mercy. They kept their shape, stayed compact and counter attacked when necessary. The scoreline doesn't tell the whole story and it certainly would've have been different if Kompany hadn't switched off to leave Demichelis alone with Messi(Ask any defender, tracking Messi is a difficult task). Nevertheless credit to Barca, once a beast always a beast. It's hard to see City coming back from this. Keep your chin up lads, you'll get them next time.

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  • We should sign messi from barca to win some trophies. Give us messi we will give you CR7+JESSE+MODRIC+100m. Agree?? Hala Madrid

  • As a die hard honest madrista I must say barca will win treble this year. Because they have treble specialist messi,xavi,iniesta. Sad to say but we have my idol CR7 he is coke zero master. Hala Madrid

  • kompany made some crucial clearances and good interceptions for city. Deserved more than a 6.8 surely?

  • Good prediction whoscored

  • Only chelsea know who to knockout barca! Tight compact with hits on the break!

  • Refs from mainland Europe are all so biased.

  • It was a clear penalty obviously since the foul was continued into the penalty area. Rules state that clearly. Visca barca

  • Listen people, This SAME SAME is not a Barca fan.He is a Ronaldo and Madrid fanboy who posts saying that he is a Barca fan just to mock Barca.He was in goal.com and he was very very annoying.So they blocked him.And now here he is.

  • Should have been 4-0. 1 penalty not given Pique goal disallowed. WTF

  • I think Kompany deserves a higher rating, despite being on the losing side he had a good game. Fair play to both sides, good game, very entertaining match for a neutral, looking forward to the reverse tie

  • I hate to say it, but many people here don't understand what's football! Barcelona always get help from referee to win big games! Don't take me wrong, I'm a barca fan, and also a truth teller! VISCA barca

  • "we will play attacking football"-Pellegrini "worst barcelona in years"-Mourinho "FC BARCELONA 2-0 MAN CITY"

  • First of all, i'm a Barca fan, here's my honest opinion: The Messi penalty was just outside the box. There was a foul on Navas before our goal. We should have had a penalty for a City handball. Pique's goal was not offside. 2 for, 2 against. The referee was not perfect but in any case, City would still end up losing 2-0 or more.

  • @same_same, i don't know weather he changed the game in the advantage of barcelona or city's. Because he didn't give a penalty for barcelona and has dissalowed a perfectly fine goal of the same team. But he also helped barcelona in a very hard phase, when i think it was the assistant referee's decision to say if the foul happened in the area or not.

  • The problem with City (and largely English football) is there is no distinctive style they play with...Spanish football and German football can be replicated everywhere, but no where near as effective as the home of origin (Germany and Spain). City have got to solve this, they play Spanish football but aren't in the class of the Spanish premiers (Barca).

  • This is...Barca was stronger than City 100%,clear domination in all positions,it was a total football from Barca,City are on anonther level,not same like Barcelona.

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  • Admit it guys! Man city deserve more than that! The referee should be ban for 5 games at least ! -just saying

  • and don't hide anywhere mourinho,this one for you too!!!

  • This is what happens when Messi gets so many touches of the ball. This Messi is a damn nuisance!

  • As a barca fan, I don't wanna see barca win game in this way! The referee was clearly on barca side! It's a shame to have a diver like messi in our team! Mes que un club

  • it was a clear foul on Navas right before Barca's counterattack. thx Uefalona.

  • No penalty, foul on Navas prior to that. Another error from the refs destroy what should have been a great game.

  • I'm a barca fan, but I have to admit Man City were robbed by the referee! He killed the game by giving a penalty! VISCA barca

  • city havent played a spare game , the way they raped arsenal , just few days back defeated full-strength chelsea by 2-0 and liverpool too suggest they are benchmark of epl this season and they played like sevilla at best.

  • Not a penalty, but Barca deserved the goal, they would have scored had Demichelles not taken him out. This game has shown again however that Kompany is an incredible player, IMO he was the best on the pitch even though he was on the losing team

  • This is the difference between TATA & TITO !!!!

  • Aeriel success 65% for barca!!! Where is those big boys of man city??lol We dominated them with 68% posession!!!

  • hmm it was a penalty tbh , if you think otherwise, football is tough game for you to follow , try pacman

  • @commandozap I like your comments, but that's stupid. First of all, Man City are not the league leaders in England. Secondly, there was no difference between the teams when it was 11 vs 11

  • City is such an average club overrated by epl morons , they dominate kids in epl & couldnt even beat barca who were humbled by bilbao & levante. Tie is over already , they will concede 3 more at camp nou

  • DZEKO IN,BARCELONA GOAL OMG PELEGRINI YUO ARE IDIOT DZEKO AND NASRI ARE GARBAGE

  • @iPredict haha, that logic! XD

  • I think alves should be MOTM

  • Another imaginary "penalty" for Uefalona.

  • 2-0,who said that ? :D

  • Fucking injustice. Man City outplayed this overrated team even with 10 men.

  • Hold on to it barca!!!

  • Red card and penalty should be judged rarely, only when it is "100%" clear that it will be goal. Red card for unintentional last man tackle on the opponents in the box when it is not clear that it will be goal deserves a penalty but not red cards. In this case it is fair to temporaraly exclude a player, for a few minutes.

  • dzeko in,omg pelegrini you are idiot

  • Weird referee now he cancel a legit goal for barca !

  • Demichelis should have just allowed Messi to run in hoping Hart was in on it...Red card + penalty is the worst thing that could've happened. Foolish mistake.

  • Red Card:Yes Penalty: NO

  • If pelligrini wants to win he have to attack with all his power , when barcelona dont score against in the first half and dont even get a clear chance on goal you have to step it up in the second half especially if you are the best attack in the world for 2013 !

  • He made contact with Messi outside the box. Free kick for me ( he deserved the red card).

  • Clear penalty from Demichelis. I knew this would happen, Demichelis has no pace

  • Pretty sure martin's tackle was outside the box but messi fall inside

  • the ref is again the best player for barcelona. what a surprise.

  • It was outside the box fucking idiot Skrong.

  • It was a pen, but the ref made a few calls for V.V. in the Barca box that shouldnt have been

  • That was clearly a penalty idiot. Now City have to try and hold this scoreline so that they can bounce back...Demichelis is such a fossil.

  • That was clearly NOT a penalty, thanks for ruining this match

  • Yaya Toure is an absolute monster...

  • 2-1 for city

  • man city will honor aguero tonight! king aguero will be side lined and this will give a boost to the players. man city is one! they will crush barca tonight. away game will be difficult, but if you can defeat bayern away, you can beat barca away. im not a man city fan. but barca is getting boring. and besides that, if celtic can win man city can win. all for one - one for all.

  • Look guys! I like Barcelona, ​​but I think today they will not be able to overcome the syndrome of superiority! City will take to the field is completely focused! Manchester is not the team with whom you can be joking! Barcelona may well have paid by Rapid Attack of City!

  • I think this first matchup favours City IF they play with confidence and don't allow Barça to play the match entirely in their half. I don't think it would be good for City to stay back and strategically counter - although Barça's back line is very vulnerable to this sort of attack, letting Messi & Co. set up in City's half is suicide if he's in good form. As for Barça, I'm hesitant upon whether to start Neymar or not right now. The truth is, he's very up and down. But without a second explosive threat, Messi tends to be provided with a few opportunities in the game where he can make key plays. On the other hand, with Neymar on form, Messi may be only guarded by one or two defenders and will remain a continuous threat for all the 90. Although Pedro and Alexis are dangerous when on top form, they simply do not possess the spark that draws defenders. I will predict 3-2 for MC in the first leg, and something like 3-0 for FCB in the second.

  • I'm not sure if city will score 3 goals because of aguero.

  • benchmark04,not Puyol, but Mascherano. For Man City: Kolarov,Javi Garcia and Dzeko.

  • Well i've red some much hate dont understand why... I guess is not only in my country that petty loosers keep blaming the referee for the incompetence of their own team. If city scores even half chances they usually get i think they can make it a balance game..if not barça will tear them apart, not because of what the haters are saying, probably they've never seen a football game, otherwise they would recognize the imense dangerous that are players like Messi, Neymar, Fabregas, Xavi,Iniesta,etc,eetc... Like you'd need corruption to win titles with such skillfull team. Hate the game dont hate the players. Last games that barça played in English land didnt go well for them,City still lacks more experience in CL, but they have a great squad also. I'll go for a 2-1 or 1-2. Both teams will score that's a given.

  • Yaya Toure ♥ !

  • my guess for Barca's Lineup: Messi - Sanchez Iniesta - Fabregas - Busquets - Xavi Alba - Puyol - Pique - Alves

  • Barca! Barca! Barca! Very great a team even with out tik tak

  • Simply,2-0 for Barcelona ! Glory is ours !!

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  • Quite doubtful Barcelona wins this match. However, a draw or loss by a difference of maximum one goal (and with one or two scored) will put the Catalan outfit in a good position ahead of the Camp Nou clash. Chances are small that both City repeated their own worst performance (vide v Chelsea 0-1) and Barcelona reached their absolute heights at the same time, but impossible things do not exist. Pellegrini is a wise guy and has a rich experience having played against Spanish sides on multiple occasions whereas "Tata" Martino is a newbie when it comes to competing against English teams thus I think 2-1 or 3-2 Manchester City win is the most probable final score. And what happens at the Camp Nou in the 2nd leg - nobody knows...

  • City shall be just afraid of 1 thing - Referees who are patriotic to uefalona

  • moanrinho is an idiot , anyone taking his words seriously is a buffoon as well.

  • Messi anytime scorer @ 2.05!

  • 2-2

  • 2:1 for Barca. I hope ManCity won't let them get it easy

  • To those who doubt barca(including you mourinho) They will do their talking on the pitch!!! I can assure you guys that this barca is better than last season,defensively and form wise!!! TATA is better than tito tactically,just because he is from Argentina doesn't mean he is bad(watch Paraguay in 2010 WC)

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  • I think Fabregas will start ahead of Xavi

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  • Barca were brilliant in their last game but their record in England is not that great. Can't wait for the match

  • The match the world's been waiting for

  • Fernandinho available?? I thought he hadn't recovered completely yet and would be dismissed. Good news for Citicens middlefield so!!

  • dzeko is better than average jovetic

  • 3-1 City, 3-0 at Camp Nou...

  • Negredo and Jovetic must be in firts team,Dzeko is a bad player.

  • Anyways i want to reflect a fact here despite my hate for uefalonians, Pellegrini was known for his tactical naivity against barca during his time at madrid. He just coudlnt get better of them and struggled with their possession football. Also Bayern just toyed with city at etihad confirms the fact.

  • 3-1 for City! But if City's posession 48% - 50% then it's going to be 0-0

  • Manchester City loses alot with the absence of Aguero and if Fernandinho isnt fit that might cost them. They are strong at home but their opponent tonight is no other then the team with the best ability to keep posession. I believe Barcelona will have more posession but Manchester City will look like scoring every time they go on the counter. Alot will depend on how Messi is handled because he is the most dangerous player on the pitch. Zabaleta should be able to handle Neymar if he (Neymar) plays on the left side of the attack as usual. Logic says this game will be over and Manchester City has a slight advantage but i wouldnt be surprised with even a draw or an unexpected Barcelona win. This is a tough game for both sides.

  • 2-1

  • I think that most of you guys, haters, are just afraid of Barca, so you want them out asap, but that is not gonna happen. Even though they are not at their highest level yet, they should win this duel. I expect really good match, with great passes all the time. Let the bodies hit the floor!

  • @Excelsior_rmcf - Well said , only plausible comment on this page yet .

  • OddsMaestro - member since 27- Jan-13 "Messi rarely does well on the road against good defensive teams.He often stops trying after being shut down, especially in European games. Barcelona lost shitty AC Milan 2-0 last year and tied 1-1 this year." 1. You dont know the difference between good defending and bus parking. 2. You wrote about AC Milan 1-1 and 2-0 Barca BUT not 0-4 and 1-3 against Barca.How biased you are?!

  • Messi rarely does well on the road against good defensive teams.He often stops trying after being shut down, especially in European games. Barcelona lost shitty AC Milan 2-0 last year and tied 1-1 this year. Manchester City is 10x better than AC Milan at home. I love Barcelona and I want them to win, but you have to bet with your head, not with your emotions. Manchester City only lost 1 time at home this season 1-0 to Chelsea 2 weeks ago with Aguero and fernandingho out(Stupid demechelis in midfield got muredered. They WON all the other games at home, scoring 4 or 5 goals on regular basis. Not having Agiuero in the lineup will hurt them BIG time, but with Fernandingho coming back in time for this match, strengthens Man City's already great midfield with YA-YA Toure and David Silva. If Aguero would play...Man City wins this game 100%. Manchester City WILL NOT loose this game.(Mark my word) I'm betting man City +.5 and Both teams to Score. Maybe even a parlay.

  • I can see Man City winning this unless Uefalona show up and decide to play 4-3-3-3.

  • LION EL MESSI's victims: Bayern(2009), Milan(2012,13,14), Arsenal(2010,11), Manchester United(2009,11), Lyon(2007,2009), Leverkusen(2012), Benfica(2012), Shaktar Donesk(2011), Urugay(2011,12), France(2009), Portugal(2011), Spain(2010), Germany(2012) and Brazil(2010,12) NEXT TARGET: Man city(2014)

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  • Well if you have seen barca play this season they havent been great. Ajax , Bilbao , atleti almost & Valencia defeated them. In all games it was about courage upfront from the rivals & wonderful finishes with not to much thinking. Even sevilla would have defeated them but they squandered too open chances like 4-5 & one hit the post. Moral if you want to defeat barca , earn the ball , constantly press high & dont flounder when in front of goal. As messi ,pedro & neymar are with barca i expect them to have better chance than city concerning the chances. If city wastes chances like they did against chelsea during 1-0 loss @home , they are building a graveyard for themselves. As a neutral i expect a great game without any ref or unfortunate incidents devouring the game.

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  • Do it for us,barca!!!! 2-1

  • if play hard - messi is nobody

  • City are a good team but i dont see anyone who can stop Messi in their team, Messi is engineered for these kinda games and it would take another Messi maybe to stop him from either scoring or setting one up for one of his mates, Cesc, Sanchez or even Iniesta or Neymar.. im bias by im going for a 1:2 on this one, Pellegrini hasnt got many options but to play his old fashioned 4-4-2 where he will be sacked up!

  • Theres a rumor Martino likes 4-4-2 formation for big games, in last year Copa Libertadores with Newells he often used 4-4-2 in big games (Boca Juniors, Atletico MG). Just think back at the first Clasico, 4-4-2, Neymar and Messi open wide, threaten the full-backs, holding them back, and gaining midfield control.

  • Aguero should play, and Milner too

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  • No doubt the best match of the R16. Even if you hate Barca and want City to win, just enjoy the match and watch players like Iniesta, Messi, Silva, Toure, players who'll be gone in 10-15 years so stop hating on Barca and just enjoy good football.

  • every corner for city will be scored by city. all tall by city. no change for barca this match.

  • BARCA WILL WIN WITH 1-3

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  • Visca Barca. <3

  • Anyone who talks like Barça should be raped City with no legitimate reasons, their team must have been raped by Barça and they don't have the confidence to face Barça. So they put all their hope into Manchester City and wish that City can beat Barça, so that they can insult Barcelona as much as they want to, without even realizing how ridiculous they sound.Well done losers, way to entertain other people by showing off your stupidity.

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  • And yeah , PUTA BARCA !

  • For the good of football and in presence of all fairness and peace , Uefalona shouldnt win this game.

  • I'm a Chelsea fan, but I sincerely hope Man City utterly destroy and dismantle this Barcelona side. I won't hold my breath though, because everybody knows that Barca are the only team in Europe that are allowed to field 13 men in the CL. I predict either a penalty or a red card in favour of Arselona in this game.

  • This is a Man City-Barca game.Why Real Madshit fangirls sh1tting in their panties?!!

  • City should beat crap out of FC Corruptlona.. But when you play against Corruptlona , you should be prepared to face the fact that you are facing 4-3-3-3 and ref is certain to ruin your parade and uefalonians(their notorious other name) will dive their lives out to get city players suspended for return leg . If City fail to gain 3-0 at etihad , forget about winning at camp nou , thats where uefalona legend orignated & it wont let you survive. Bayern of last year was backed by Hitler but you are backed by nobody fella's so give your all or vanish.

  • Before last week I figured Man city would be too direct, too forceful for Barca. If Bayern can do a 7-0 or whatever it was over Barca, then city could too. But all of a sudden City have had grit kicked in their eyes but a little horse who has galloped past them. Messi is also back. This is gonna be tight.

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  • @soul_snatcher you are as fucked as am I, fucking idiot.

  • Go where? in your arse-anal?

  • Go Man city Go

  • run run city run into valdes

  • ich liebe dich sehr RAWAN ESAM

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