Manchester City vs. FC Barcelona: Round of 16 UCL Predictions
Manchester City and FC Barcelona will face each other in the Round of 16 UEFA Champions League [UCL] in February and March. The first leg will be held in the City of Manchester Stadium in England on February 18, 2014.
The second leg will be held at Camp Nou Barcelona, Spain on March 12, 2014. It is expected to be a great match for two powerhouses.
Barca is first in the 2013/14 UEFA Ranking with goalkeepers such as Victor Valdes, Jose Manuel Pinto and Oier Olazabal. The club boasts of stars such as Lionel Messi, Neymar, Cesc Fabregas, Gerard Pique, Sergip Busquets, and Andres Iniesta.
It remains to be seen whether Lionel Messi can participate fully in the UCL after recovering from an injury. In case Messi is unavailable, Neymar will most likely play a predominant role along with Fabregas and Iniesta.
Pinto will not be used in this match with Valdes taking over as goalkeeper [GK]. Olazabal may be used as a last resort in case Valdes is unable to perform his GK duties.
Expect Barca [with four wins, one draw, and one loss] to be fierce in this match against Manchester City five wins and one loss].
The EPL [Premier League] club is number 18 in the 2013/14 UEFA Ranking with players such as Joe Hart and Vincent Kompany. Martin Demichelis and David Silva are also on the forefront to block Neymar and score
Sergio Aguero is expected to be sidelined because of a calf injury. What are the results.
Manchester City 1-2 FC Barcelona
FC Barcelona 3-2 Manchester City
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