• This will be the first competitive meeting between these two sides.
  • Barcelona are winless in their last five away games against English sides in the Champions League (2 draws, 3 defeats).
  • This is the first season in which Manchester City have managed to reach the knockout stages of the Champions League.
  • Barcelona, meanwhile, have reached the semi-finals of the Champions League in each of the last six seasons, the longest run in the competition.
  • Manchester City have won their last four Champions League games, the best current run.
  • Manchester City’s games are the most prolific in the Champions League this season: they’ve produced 28 goals (18 for, 10 against). Their last three games alone have produced 18 goals.
  • Manchester City have never failed to score at home in the Champions League (9 games). They’ve only lost one of those games (1-3 v Bayern Munich on 2 October 2013).
  • Barcelona have only won one of their last eight games in the knockout stages of the Champions League (4-0 v AC Milan in last season’s last 16 stage).
  • Barcelona have failed to win any of their last five away games in the knockout stages of the Champions League.
  • Manuel Pellegrini won four of his 18 managerial encounters with Barcelona in La Liga.
  • Alvaro Negredo has scored five goals in three Champions League games at home this season.
  • Lionel Messi (65 goals) is only six goals away from equalling Raul’s Champions League goalscoring record (71 goals). He’s netted six goals in only three games this season.