Barcelona knock Manchester City out of Champions League

Spanish club win the last-16 tie 3-1 on aggregate to advance to the quarter-finals.

    Barcelona had come into the return-leg 2-0 up [Getty Images]
    Barcelona had come into the return-leg 2-0 up [Getty Images]

    Ivan Rakitic struck the only goal as a Lionel Messi-inspired Barcelona sealed a place in the last-eight of the Champions League with a 1-0 victory over Manchester City.

    The Argentine has been in blistering form for the Catalan side and he delighted the home fans in a packed Nou Camp, relentlessly teasing the City players with his party tricks as Barca completed a 3-1 aggregate victory.

    It is the second straight year that City have been knocked out by Barcelona at this stage and it means there will be no English representative in the quarter-finals of Europe's elite competition.

    Elsewhere, Carlos Tevez scored twice and set up another as Juventus crushed Borussia Dortmund 3-0 to also seal progress to the Champions League quarter-finals for only the second time since 2006 with a 5-1 aggregate victory.

    Results:

    Barcelona 1-0 Manchester City

    Borussia Dortmund 0-3 Juventus

    SOURCE: Reuters


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