[Teams] Man City vs Barcelona: Confirmed Line-Ups
Manchester City entertain Barcelona at the Etihad Stadium tonight in the first leg of their Champions League last 16 clash. Here are the confirmed line-ups:
Manchester City entertain Barcelona at the Etihad Stadium tonight in the first leg of their Champions League last 16 clash.
City go into the game in the unusual position as under-dogs at their own ground, despite boasting a formidable home record in the Premier League this season.
Manuel Pellegrini has opted to start with just one up top as Alvaro Negredo leads the line with David Silva in support. Alexander Kolarov also starts in midfield while Fernandinho returns to the side following three weeks on the sidelines.
Barcelona have left Brazilian sensation Neymar on the bench with Cesc Fabregas and Alexis Sanchez supporting Lionel Messi in attack.
Here are the confirmed line-ups:
Hart, Zabaleta, Kompany, Demichelis, Clichy, Navas, Toure, Fernandinho, Kolarov, Silva, Negredo
Subs: Pantilimon, Lescott, Richards, Garcia, Nasri, Jovetic, Dzeko.
Valdes, Alves, Pique, Mascherano, Alba, Xavi, Busquets, Cesc, Alexis, Messi, Iniesta
Subs: Pinto, Bartra, Adriano, Song, Sergi Roberto, Pedro, Neymar
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