Manchester City VS Barcelona Combined XI: Lionel Messi Teams-Up With Countryman Sergio Aguero In Stunning Attack

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Which players will make it into the ultimate starting XI of two of the most talented sides in world football?

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In the most highly anticipated ties of the Champions League last-16 Manchester City take on four-time winners Barcelona over two legs for a place in the quarter-final.

Both clubs have squads bursting with talent, with the Catalans seeming to have an endless conveyor belt of proteges coming through and City boasting a chequebook that has no limits.

Here is a combined XI of the Citizens and Barca.

Goalkeeper – Victor Valdes: Surprisingly for two dominant sides their No.1s are not particularly inspiring, but for playing between the sticks for Barca for over a decade, Valdes gets the spot ahead of Joe Hart.

Right-back – Dani Alves: Again it was quite a tough decision as to who to give the position on the right side of defence to, but as good as Pablo Zabaleta is the Argentine is still short of the brilliant Alves.

Centre-back – Vincent Kompany: As good as the Catalans are their defence isn’t the greatest and Kompany would walk straight into their team – in fact the Belgian would walk straight into most teams.

Gerard Pique Barcelona

Centre-back – Gerard Pique: Yet although Gerardo Martino’s men are leaky at the back, Pique is still one of the best defenders on the planet and alongside Kompany would be a formidable force.

Left-back – Aleksandar Kolarov: This was tricky and many may raise an eyebrow at the inclusion of the Serbian, but of the four choices (Adriano, Jordi Alba and Gael Clichy as well) Kolarov has been the most consistent.

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