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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

Lionel Messi returned to goalscoring form with two strikes in Barcelona’s 4-1 win on Sunday

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They lined up on the pitch against Real Sociedad, but then refused to contest the ball

Transfer news: PSG would 'bring in Lionel Messi' if there was no limit to their spending, says president

The French champions have been linked with the Barcelona forward

Premier League dominates international transfer market

English sides paid out over $1bn in 2013

Thierry Henry in training with Arsenal at their London Colney ground

Thierry Henry: With Mesut Ozil, Arsenal can go on and win the Premier League this season

Legendary striker does not fear a slump in the second half of the season

Sandro Rosell announces his resignation from the Barcelona presidency

Barcelona president Sandro Rosell resigns: Neymar court case behind exit

An investigation is taking place into the transfer of the Brazil striker

Neymar’s fee was originally quoted as €57m but a court has heard the true cost to Barça was €100m

Pete Jenson: The Nou Camp may one day have a mausoleum but Barcelona hope Neymar deal does not return to haunt them

A Different League: The Brazilian's fee was originally quoted as €57m but a court has heard the true cost to the Catalan giants was €100m

Lacina Traore looks set to complete a move to Everton, subject to a work permit

Transfer news: Everton on verge of completing deal for Monaco striker Lacina Traore

A work permit for the player has been granted

Real Madrid want to take advantage of Wayne Rooney’s desire to play in the Champions League

Transfer news: Real Madrid ready swoop for Wayne Rooney as Manchester United plan to sell second tier future to players

Club must figure out how to keep their best players if they miss out on next season's Champions League

A view inside Barcelona's stadium the Nou Camp

Ashes to Alves! Barcelona reveal plans to bury 30,000 fans under the Nou Camp

The idea of a mausoleum comes following requests from supporters

Neymar predicted Barcelona would draw Manchester City in the Champions League

Barcelona paid £34m to company owned by parents of Brazil star Neymar as part of summer transfer

The Catalan club have revealed that around 70% of the total transfer fee they paid for the 21-year-old was given to his parents' company as a 'signing bonus' after allegations of financial irregularities

Transfer news: Manchester City target Barcelona star Xavi - but for their New York franchise

Manchester club want Spanish midfielder for the 2015 launch of their MLS franchise

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Fifa Ballon d'Or: No Premier League players in FIFPro World XI team of the year

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