Champions League: Lionel Messi scores as Barcelona beat Manchester City 2-0

Lionel Messi converted a penalty kick in the 54th minute after he was fouled by fellow Argentine Martin Demichelis, his 25th goal in 27 games this season.

updated: February 19, 2014 13:56 IST
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Manchester: Feeling they had a point to prove, Barcelona's players delivered in style leaving Manchester City bitter and bruised.

Advancing to the Champions League quarterfinals should be a formality after Lionel Messi scored a penalty and Dani Alves added a late second to secure a commanding 2-0 advantage over City in the round of 16 on Tuesday. (Also read: Manuel Pellegrini risks UEFA action with referee outburst)

Barcelona midfielder Cesc Fabregas felt confident enough to deliver a message to his team's critics: "They will have to shut up for a few days." (Match in pics)

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