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Barcelona edge towards last eight after 1st leg win over City

Messi and Alves were on the scoresheet for the La Liga heavyweights.

A LIONEL MESSI penalty and a late goal by Dani Alves gave Barcelona a 2-0 win over Manchester City in their Champions League Last 16 first leg clash in Manchester tonight.

Messi converted the penalty in the 54th minute after fellow Argentinian Martin Demichelis was judged to have fouled him and was sent off.

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Alves, who had been a constant threat throughout the game, all but sealed Barcelona’s place in the last eight with a sweetly taken goal in the final minute of normal time.

City — making their first appearance at this stage of the competition after going out twice in the group stage — will travel to Barcelona in three weeks time for the second leg with it all to do.

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