By Alan Duffy
Barcelona 2-1 Manchester City (Agg 4-1) – Champions League Last 16 2nd Leg – 12th March 2014
As with Arsenal last night against Bayern, a red-card induced 2-0 defeat in the first leg proved fatal for Manchester City, who failed to claw back the gap against Barcelona on Wednesday night.
The hosts opened the scoring on the night courtesy of Lionel Messi who netted on 67 minutes after an error from Joleon Lescott. Vincent Kompany did get one back at the death (after Pablo Zabaleta had seen red) only for Dani Alves to make it 2-1 just before the final whistle. A well-deserved win for the Spaniards which was all but sealed in the first leg.