Man City v Barcelona: UCL projected lineups
Manchester City v Barcelona: UCL projected lineups In battle of English and Spanish giants
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Manchester City's weekend victory over Chelsea will see them full of confidence heading into their crucial opening home leg of their two match UEFA Champions League tie with Spain's FC Barcelona.
The Citizens have been on a poor run of scoring form until their most recent result and the continued absence of star striker Sergio Aguero will be difficult.
However, in one of the most anticipated matches of the Round of 16, the Citizens will look to get the best of one of continental Europe's best sides.
Samir Nasri is likely to be called on, even if from the bench as well as Martin Demichelis anticipated to return to the starting XI.
Barcelona are fully fit and ready for their trip to the Etihad. Their hosts have conceded at least twice in their last three Champions League fixtures and Barcelona will hope that they can get on the score sheet early and often.
Lionel Messi is certain to be a pest for the big City defenders to deal with but the return of Fernandinho's protection in the deep lying midfield should give them a boost of confidence to the home side against the Argentine star.
Manchester City XI: Hart; Zabaleta, Kompany, Demichelis, Kolarov; Toure, Fernandinho, Navas, Silva, Nasri; Negredo.
Barcelona XI: Valdes; Alves, Puyol, Pique, Alba; Xavi, Busquets, Iniesta; Sanchez, Messi, Pedro.