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Follow every incident from the Etihad and goal updates from Juventus v Dortmund

Sergio Aguero vs Lionel Messi: How does the Manchester City striker compare to the Barcelona star?

Aguero might be the best in England - but he doesn't come close to Messi

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Manchester City vs Barcelona: Lionel Messi, Sergio Aguero and Co set to be paid £12 for every minute of tonight's Champions League match

The facts and figures that show just how much players from Barcelona and Manchester City will be paid for tonight's game

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Koke to Manchester City: Here's the reasons why the Atletico Madrid midfielder will not be heading to the Premier League

Reports have linked the Spain international with a move to Manchester in the summer

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Lionel Messi trains at the Etihad

Lionel Messi and Gerard Pique in late-night casino furore involving Cesc Fabregas ahead of Manchester City vs Barcelona

Messi’s justification for visiting a casino 11 hours before the Barça squad’s flight to Manchester is thought to be that he was visiting Fabregas

Luis Suarez returns: Despite lack of goals since Liverpool exit, team-work and tea have seen striker settle at Barcelona

The £75m signing has only four La Liga goals but his unselfish running, high number of assists, plus shared love of herbal drinks with Messi, have won acceptance at the Nou Camp

Manchester City know the time is ripe to finally break into Champions League elite - starting with tie against Barcelona

ANALYSIS: Demands of Abu Dhabi owners mean Pellegrini’s side must beat troubled Barça and reach quarter-finals for the first time

Manchester City vs Barcelona combined XI: Lionel Messi and Sergio Aguero are in, but who are the high profile omissions?

Manchester City take on Barcelona in the last-16 of the Champions League

Samir Nasri believes Manchester City showed Barcelona too much respect last season

Manchester City vs Barcelona: Samir Nasri believes City showed 'too much respect' last season, but won't make the same mistake

City suffered defeat at this stage last year but midfielder Nasri believes they are much better placed to challenge the Catalan side

Yaya Toure: If we beat Barcelona, we can get to the final, says Manchester City midfielder

Ivorian midfielder confident Barcelona will be their biggest obstacle

Andres Iniesta: David Silva, Sergio Aguero, Yaya Toure and Samir Nasri could make it into the Barcelona team

Barcelona midfielder says his team will have to be at their best to beat City

Manchester City vs Barcelona: Champions League match preview

A look ahead to this week’s Champions League fixture at the Etihad

Sergio Aguero and David Silva, Lionel Messi, Alexis Sanchez and Matheus

Champions League: Manchester City vs Barcelona and Arsenal vs Monaco - what time do they start and where can I watch them?

A look ahead to the two remaining Champions League last-16 first legs that feature Premier League sides

Raheem Sterling, Harry Kane, Olivier Giroud, David Silva, Joey Barton and Jose Mourinho

Six things we learnt this weekend: Arsenal come out on top, Jose Mourinho will never be happy, Liverpool put Manchester United in trouble

Barton could cost QPR dear, Allardyce fumes but Song should know better and City won't give up easily

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