Home' Trinidad and Tobago Guardian : March 19th 2015 Contents BARCELONA---Lionel Messi set up Ivan
Rakitic to score the winner as Barcelona
beat Manchester City 1-0 yesterday to
reach the Champions League quarter-
finals for a record eighth consecutive
Faced with the daunting task of over-
turning a 2-1 first-leg loss, Manuel Pel-
legrini s City needed an inspired showing
from goalkeeper Joe Hart just to avoid
a thrashing as Messi and Neymar ran
amok at Camp Nou.
City s only chance of a lifeline came
with a penalty in the 78th minute, but
Barcelona keeper Marc-Andre ter Stegen
saved Sergio Aguero s spot-kick.
Messi passed for Rakitic to score in
the 31st-minute of a lopsided first half
that saw Neymar and Luis Suarez hit
the woodwork for the home side, while
a rattled City racked up four bookings
to one shot on goal.
City has now lost to Barcelona at this
stage of the competition for two years
in a row, and is still waiting to make its
first appearance in the final eight of
Europe s top-tier tournament.
The contest also highlighted the gulf
that has opened up between Spanish and
English football at the highest level of
With Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid
also through, Spain now has three teams
in the quarterfinals for a third season in
a row. By contrast, after having a quar-
terfinalist each year from 1997-2012,
England has none for a second time in
Juventus also advanced on Wednesday
after winning 3-0 at Borussia Dortmund
and 5-1 on aggregate in the night s other
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Manchester City's James Milner, right, challenges
Barcelona's Lionel Messi during a Champions League
round of 16 second leg, soccer match between FC
Barcelona and Manchester City at Camp Nou stadium,
in Barcelona, Spain, yesterday. AP PHOTO
Barcelona, Juve advance to CL quarterfinals
City s sloppy start, with several erred passes,
almost cost it dearly.
Bayern Munich coach Pep Guardiola took his
seat just in time to see his former team nearly
open the scoring when Dani Alves recovered
the ball from Vincent Kompany inside City s
area. His pass found Neymar, but the Brazilian s
shot hit one post and squirmed along the goalline
before turning past the other upright.
While City s showed early jitters, Barcelona
displayed its usual flair and Messi drew the first
of many saves from Hart after a quick inter-
change with Andres Iniesta.
City quickly found itself in the predicament
that the only way it could slow down Messi---
who dribbled through at least three City player s
legs before halftime---and Neymar was by bring-
ing them down. That meant Fernandinho, Alek-
sandar Kolarov, and David Silva were all booked
for fouling the duo by the half-hour mark, and
Samir Nasri would further hamstring his side
by kicking Neymar after Rakitic put Barcelona
Barcelona s goal was, fittingly, a choral affair.
Jordi Alba started a counterattack, Neymar
used a smart move to lure in right back Bacary
Sagna, and Messi drew the deserved attention
of three defenders before lobbing a pass over
the top to the unmarked Rakitic.
Rakitic used his chest to control Messi s cross
before lobbing the ball over Hart and into the
far side of the net.
Luis Suarez, scorer of both Barcelona s goals
in the first match, was the quiet member of
Barcelona s attacking trio until Neymar met his
run with a long pass that left him with Hart to
beat, only for his chipped shot to bounce off
the post one minute before halftime.
City improved with winger Jesus Navas on
for Nasri in the second half and pushed some
of the action into Barcelona s area.
Navas incursion in the 65th caused Barcelona
to scramble, but a City side that needed two
goals to force added time could only cling to
While counterpart Ter Stegen smothered
Aguero s spot kick after Gerard Pique had fouled
him, Hart had a superb second half that included
denying Messi on three clear scoring chances
as well as blocking back a pair of Neymar strikes.
Barcelona will now turn its focus to Sunday s
home game against Real Madrid, when the Cata-
lan club will look to protect its one-point lead
over its fierce rivals at the top of the Spanish
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