After long a wait, the UEFA champions league is back with its next round i.e. Round of 16. First game of this round is Manchester City VS Barcelona. No matter what is their performance in domestic league, this is the toughest head to head of both teams & specially when they are facing each other in world’s biggest football league. On side, there is a semi finalist of last season & on other side, there is a team which defeated the current champions Bayern Munich in ground stage. Keep reading for Match preview, time & telecast channels of Manchester City Vs Barcelona game.
|MANCHESTER CITY VS BARCELONA MATCH SCHEDULE|
|Competition||Champions League 2013⁄14|
|Date||18-02-2014 [GMT] & 19-02-2014 [IST]|
|Time||19:45 [GMT] & 01:15 [IST]|
|Audience capacity||60,000 spectators|
|Home team||The sky Blues|
|Round||Round of 16|
|Telecast &Broadcast channels||Ten Action, Ten Sports,TV3, BBC Manchester, UTV|
Barcelona Vs Manchester City Preview & News
City reached this stage by completing group stage & they were second in group & collected total of 15 points. In their last match against Bayern Munich, they defeat them with final score of 3–2 when they were losing by 0–2.
Barca visited City on 10 August 2003 for their inaugural match in a stadium built for 2002 Commonwealth games. Nicolas Anelka & Sinclair either side of Javior Saviola for Barca, who included Carles Puyol & Xavi Hernandez in their starting 11 with Andres Iniesta a second half substitute.
Blaugrana have not won in 5 away games in England, most recently going down 1–0 at Chelsea in the 2011-12 semi finals. Their last away victory over English team can in 2006-07 season when they defeat Liverpool football club yet still suffered defeat on away goals.
Barcelona have never won in Manchester where four visits to Old Trafford brought then 2 draws & 2 loss. Toure was in the Barca team that day & again when they beat United in the 2009 final in Rome.
Last head to head between these 2 teams was took place on 19 August 2009. That game was a crucial victory of Manchester City by 1–0. It was a friendly match between these 2 clubs. The star forward of City Sergio Aguero will miss this game. But after recovery from knee injury Samir Nasri will face Barca.
Manchester City Vs Barcelona Time & Telecast Channels
This first game of round of 16 will be played on 19-02-2014 [Wednesday] at 1:15 am according to IST. For GMT, match date & time are 18-02-2014 [Tuesday] & 7:45 pm respectively. You can watch this game Live ON TV telecast channels like TEN Action, Ten Sports, TV3, TVE & others. Check out other telecast channels below.
India: Ten Action, Ten Sports
Spain: TV3, TVE
UK: BBC Manchester, UTV, ITV 1, BBC Radio 5 Live
USA: Fox Sports 1 USA, Fox Soccer 2Go, Fox Deportes
Argentina: ESPN HD Latin, ESPN + Sur, ESPN Play Latin America
Canada: Sportsnet East, Sportsnet Pacific, Sportsnet Ontario
Australia: ESPN Australia, ESPN Pacific Rim, SBS One Australia
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