By Abiodun Alade
In what is undoubtedly one of the most anticipated fixtures of the round of 16, Manchester City play their first Champions League knockout-stage tie on Tuesday against four-time European champions Barcelona at the Etihad Stadium for the first leg.
Both sides come into the game off the back of positive domestic results at the weekend, with City beating Premier League title rivals Chelsea 2-0 in the FA Cup, while Barcelona hit six past Rayo Vallecano without reply in La Liga.
Both teams are in contention for their respective domestic league title.
Can the victory over Chelsea propels Yaya Toure and others in their quest against the star studded Barcelona team?