Sport Cesc Fabregas' future at Barcelona is in doubt

Barcelona opt for young talent in the unveiling of their new kit with Fabregas, and several other players who could be leaving, not in the picture

Lionel Messi celebrates his goal for Barcelona
Barcelona club captain Carles Puyol has confirmed he will be leaving the club at the end of the season

Carles Puyol: The raggy-haired Barcelona defender who even gained the respect of the Real Madrid faithful

The man known as 'The Wall' calls time on his career at Nou Camp

Andre Villas-Boas was sacked by Tottenham in December

Andre Villas-Boas hopes to return to management next season...at Real Madrid or Barcelona

Portuguese manager was sacked by Tottenham in December

Cesc Fabregas and Nicole Scherzeinger at the Brits on Wednesdays night

Brit Awards 2014: 'I come in peace!' Barcelona midfielder Cesc Fabregas pleads as presents award with X-Factor judge Nicole Scherzinger

Fabregas was apologising for Barca's 2-0 win over Manchester City the previous night

Manchester City's Martin Demichelis brings down Barcelona's Lionel Messi to concede a penalty and receives a red card
Manchester City's Martin Demichelis brings down Barcelona's Lionel Messi to concede a penalty and receives a red card

Martin Demichelis: Was the foul on Lionel Messi inside or outside the box? The footballing world have their say

Key incident occurred in the 53rd minute of Barcelona's 2-0 victory at Manchester City in the Champions League last 16 first leg

Barcelona's Twitter account last night

Barcelona Twitter account hacked by supports of Syrian president Bashar al-Assad

The group criticised the La Liga club's links with Qatar

Manuel Pellegrini was furious over the decision to award Barcelona a penalty
Lionel Messi celebrates scoring his team's goal past Manchester City's Joe Hart (left) from the penalty spot

Manchester City 0 Barcelona 2 player ratings: Who were the best and worst performers at the Etihad?

Lionel Messi scored from the spot before Alves added a second at the death

Barcelona's goalkeeper Victor Valdes makes a save near his line after initially missing the cross

Manchester City 0 Barcelona 2 - comment: Manuel Pellegrini still searching for final pieces of his City jigsaw

City were beaten by second half goals from Lionel Messi and Dani Alves

Andres Iniesta (left) is tackled by Manchester City's Pablo Zabaleta

Manchester City 0 Barcelona 2 - comment: Not the worst Barcelona side, but despite Lionel Messi inspired victory, they are not the team they once were

Mourinho’s comments that this is the worst Barcelona side in recent memory are exaggerated, but they are not the side of three years ago

Lionel Messi celebrates scoring his team's goal past Manchester City's Joe Hart (left) from the penalty spot

Manchester City 0 Barcelona 2 match report: Lionel Messi and Dani Alves on target after Martin Demichelis red card

City face improbable task to progress at the Nou Camp in three weeks time

Champions League LIVE! Manchester City v Barcelona

Follow all of the news and updates from the Etihad Stadium

Fernandinho returns to the City starting line-up

Manchester City v Barcelona team news: Fernandinho returns tor City, Lionel Messi starts for Barcelona

Fernandinho has returned to the Manchester City starting XI after nearly three weeks out with a thigh injury to face Barcelona in the Champions League last 16 first-leg at the Etihad Stadium tonight.

Brazil forward Neymar trains before facing Manchester City

Manchester City v Barcelona: 'City are a long way behind Barcelona,' says Neymar

Brazilian forward claims his opponents do not yet have enough European experience

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