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Messi guides Barca past City into Champs quarters

Messi nets as Barcelona beat City 2-1 to reach Champions League quarterfinals

Barcelona's Neymar reacts after a failed attempt to score during a Champions League, round of 16, second leg, soccer match between FC Barcelona and Ma...
Manchester City's David Silva, left controls the ball ahead of Barcelona's Javier Mascherano during a Champions League, round of 16, second leg, socce...
Barcelona's Jordi Alba, left jumps above Manchester City's Sergio Aguero during a Champions League, round of 16, second leg, soccer match between FC B...
Barcelona's Lionel Messi, right shoots on goal during a Champions League, round of 16, second leg, soccer match between FC Barcelona and Manchester Ci...
Barcelona's Lionel Messi, right shoots on goal during a Champions League, round of 16, second leg, soccer match between FC Barcelona and Manchester Ci...
Barcelona's Lionel Messi, left scores during a Champions League, round of 16, second leg, soccer match between FC Barcelona and Manchester City at the...

Spain Soccer Champions League

Barcelona's Neymar reacts after a failed attempt to score during a Champions League, round of 16, second leg, soccer match between FC Barcelona and Ma...

Spain Soccer Champions League

Manchester City's David Silva, left controls the ball ahead of Barcelona's Javier Mascherano during a Champions League, round of 16, second leg, socce...

Spain Soccer Champions League

Barcelona's Jordi Alba, left jumps above Manchester City's Sergio Aguero during a Champions League, round of 16, second leg, soccer match between FC B...

Spain Soccer Champions League

Barcelona's Lionel Messi, right shoots on goal during a Champions League, round of 16, second leg, soccer match between FC Barcelona and Manchester Ci...

Spain Soccer Champions League

Barcelona's Lionel Messi, right shoots on goal during a Champions League, round of 16, second leg, soccer match between FC Barcelona and Manchester Ci...

Spain Soccer Champions League

Barcelona's Lionel Messi, left scores during a Champions League, round of 16, second leg, soccer match between FC Barcelona and Manchester City at the...

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) -- Lionel Messi and Dani Alves scored second-half goals as Barcelona beat 10-man Manchester City 2-1 to reach the Champions League quarterfinals with a 4-1 victory on aggregate on Wednesday.

City defender Joleon Lescott was unlucky as Cesc Fabregas' pass bobbled through his legs in the 67th minute to emerge onto the run of Messi, who flicked the ball over goalkeeper Joe Hart.

As in its 2-0 defeat in the first leg, City finished with 10 players after Pablo Zabaleta was booked for a second time in the 78th for protesting after Gerard Pique barged into substitute Edin Dzeko inside the area without a penalty being awarded.

Vincent Kompany headed a consolation goal for City in the 89th minute before Dani Alves struck in stoppage time for the Spanish champions.


Updated : 2021-04-11 12:32 GMT+08:00