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Manchester City Predicted XI Vs Barcelona: Bony Starts But Toure Suspended

The game will make for compelling viewing…

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.

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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

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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.

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