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Barcelona reaches the quarter-final of Champions League

CATALONIA: Spanish Football Club Barcelona has defeated Manchester City by 2-1 qualifying for the quarter final of Champions League at Camp Nou, ARY News reported.

Lionel Messi and Dani Alves were the two goal scorer for Barcelona. The pair, who both struck in the 2-0 first-leg win, were on target in the second half at the Nou Camp as Barca completed a 4-1 aggregate win.

Samir Nasri, Edin Džeko and Pablo Zabaleta failed to convert three excellent chances with the scoreline goalless before Lionel Messi clipped the ball past Joe Hart in the 67th minute to effectively kill the tie.

Zabaleta was sent off for remonstrating with error-prone referee Stéphane Lannoy yet City levelled through captain Vincent Kompany late on. Barça swiftly regained their lead through right-back Dani Alves, whose second goal in the first leg was so pivotal, to win the tie 4-1 on aggregate.

With the victory Barcelona has cruised past to the quarter-final of Champions League for the seventh successive time.

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