Round of 16 second leg of the Champions League is here. Barça are facing City tonight at 8.45 pm (CET). Don't miss all the hot news before the big clash!
18 players called to fight for the quarterfinals
We know the 18 players that will fight for a position in the starting lineup this Wednesday night versus Manchester City in the second leg of Champions League round of 16. Not many surprises in the squad list: Busquets is out —as reported by Luis Enrique himself this Tuesday— and three other players will miss it dismissed by the coach.
FACE TO FACE. Who should play against City, Bartra or Mathieu?
With Busquets injured, Mascherano will be the defensive midfielder. With Piqué as untouchable, who will be his partner in the center-back? Marc Marbà and myself opened a little debate on who should play. And you, what do you think?
ANALYTICS. Mathieu loses more than double of balls than Bartra
If you are not sure about who tho choose, Bartra or Mathieu, we collected some performance data about the two center-backs. Luis Enrique showed in more than an occasion, since the French has played more minutes in all the competitions. But if we take a look at data collected by Carles Domènech in all the competitions, the performance of the Catalan is better than the French, especially regarding balls lost.
Five lies about Manchester City fans
How many times did you say The City is supported by the workers' class and United by the rich people?. Are City fans called Citizens or Skyblues? Christopher Tulloch, Communication professor and United fan, discovers the City's fans secrets.