Manchester City v Barcelona factfile
18 February 2014, 13:37
Manchester - Fact file on Manchester City and Barcelona ahead of their Champions League last 16, first leg tie on Tuesday:
Form: Manchester City's awesome form over the winter, which saw them score 69 goals during a run of 20 matches unbeaten, made them favourites in the eyes of many ahead of their first two-legged European Cup tie since losing to Fenerbahce in 1968. A 1-0 loss to Chelsea at the start of this month knocked them out of their stride, but they bounced back by beating the same team 2-0 in the FA Cup fifth round on Saturday.
Barcelona have bounced back from a shock home defeat to Valencia at the start of the month by winning their last two Liga games, scoring 10 goals, to go back to the top of the table.
They also won through to the Copa del Rey final last week and have Neymar available again after injury.
Manchester City - Manuel Pellegrini (CHI) 60 yrs
Barcelona - Gerardo Martino (ARG) 51 yrs
Leading scorers in all competitions
Manchester City - Sergio Aguero (26 goals)
Barcelona - Lionel Messi (24 goals)
Domestic league performance
Manchester City - Third in Premier League, three points behind leaders Chelsea with a game in hand
Barcelona - Top of La Liga on goal difference from Atletico Madrid and Real Madrid
Group stage performances:
Manchester City - second in Group D behind Bayern Munich
Barcelona - winners of Group H ahead of AC Milan
European Cup/Champions League best performances:
Manchester City - 1st round 1968/69, group stage 2011/12, 2012/13
Barcelona - winners 1992, 2006, 2009, 2011
Manchester City - 3 x English champions, 5 x FA Cup winners, 2 x League Cup winners, 1 x Cup Winners' Cup winners
Barcelona - 22 x Spanish champions, 26 x Copa del Rey winners, 4 x Cup Winners' Cup winners, 3 x Inter-Cities Fairs Cup winners, 2 x Club World Cup winners, 1 x Intercontinental Cup winners
Previous meetings: None