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

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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

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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

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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

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

Manuel Pellegrini was furious over the decision to award Barcelona a penalty
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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

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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

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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.

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

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