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Match Info | Season 2016/17

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Key quotes, milestones and stats for Wednesday's Chamions League clash

When and where: Barcelona v City

Kick-off is scheduled for 19:45 BST on Wednesday 19 October at the Camp Nou, Barcelona with both teams looking to remain unbeaten in Group C.

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Team News: Barcelona v City

City: Bacary Sagna (hamstring - three weeks), Fabian Delph (late fitness test)

Barcelona: Sergi Roberto (adductor problems - late fitness test), Jordi Alba (muscle injury - late fitness test), Jasper Cillessen (sprained ankle)

Last Time... Barcelona v City

City came up against the Spanish giants in the Round of 16 of the 2014/15 Champions League. After a 2-1 defeat at the Etihad Stadium, an Ivan Rakitic goal in Barcelona was enough to win the tie for Enrique's men. The Catalonians went on to win that year's tournament; their fifth success in Europe's elite club competition.

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Quotes

Guardiola: "Barcelona are special in the way they play. They're a machine. For the last decade, the last 50 years, Barcelona dominate football matches. I love the way they play. 

"They have three amazing players - Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez and Neymar - up front. They are amazing on the counter-attack. They have a good build-up. They are a good team."

Enrique: "I've still not spoken with Pep but this was the perfect way to go into the match against City, winning against Depor.

"City will be a really attractive rival. They're in a continuous progression, even more so with their [new] manager."

More info...

  • City and Barcelona have faced each other four times in a competitive environment and City are yet to beat the Blaugrana. The meetings came at the Round of 16 stages of both the 2013/14 and 2014/15 Champions League tournaments.
  • City boss Pep Guardiola will be returning to the club he represented as a player for 11 years and managed for four years.
  • If selected, goalkeeper Claudio Bravo will make his first appearance at the Camp Nou since swapping Barcelona for Manchester this summer.
  • City have won ten of their 13 matches across all competitions this season while Barcelona have won nine of their twelve matches.
  • Sergio Aguero still requires two goals to overtake Francis Lee as City's sixth all-time leading goalscorer.
  • City will have to be wary of Lionel Messi, who is second in the list of all-time top goalscorers for the Champions League with 86 goals.

Repaso a la prensa

Media City: Koeman claims City are best he's faced

CALLING THE SHOTS: Manager Pep Guardiola and Ronald Koeman

After an exciting draw at the Etihad Stadium yesterday, Everton boss Ronald Koeman has praised City in this morning’s papers.

City stars Kevin De Bruyne and Sergio Aguero both had penalties saved by Everton goalkeeper Maarten Stekelenburg either side of Romelu Lukaku’s opener.

Primer equipo

Stones: Stekelenburg saves made life difficult

CASE FOR DEFENCE: John Stones against his former club

City defender John Stones gave credit to Everton’s Maarten Stekelenburg after the Dutch goalkeeper produced a hat-trick of remarkable saves at the Etihad Stadium.

Nolito eventually found a way through but only after Romelu Lukaku had scored for the Toffees.

Primer equipo

Pep: “Merecimos ganar”

CALLING THE SHOTS: Manager Pep Guardiola and Ronald Koeman

El técnico considera que el City hizo méritos suficientes para llevarse los tres puntos ante el Everton.

The City manager reflects on City's 1-1 Premier League draw with Everton.