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Manchester City have another quickfire game the Etihad Stadium after their 5-0 thrashing of Newcastle United on Saturday, as they face Barcelona in their Champions League last 16 first leg game.
Here is how the Citizens are likely to lineup against the Catalan giants:
GK: Joe Hart
The goalkeeper is City’s safest pair of hands and hasn’t really put a foot wrong in his time on the pitch recently.
RB: Pablo Zabaleta
One of the first names on the team-sheet, Mr. Consistent for his side and will be looking to get revenge on Barcelona after they knocked the Blues out last season.
CB: Vincent Kompany
The captain is fit and unlikely to miss out, overcame a wobble in form earlier this season and hasn’t looked back since.
CB: Martin Demichelis
Likely to be recalled as he is a safer pair of hands than Elaquim Mangala. Has a lack of pace, but his experience and reading of the game makes up for that and will be a much calmer partner than the varied Mangala.
LB: Aleksandar Kolarov
An experienced full-back who loves to get forward. Kolarov will cause Barcelona problems down the left flank and exploit inevitable gaps left by Dani Alves, but will also provide defensive cover.