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Fernandinho returns for Manchester City as Edin Dzeko misses out against Barcelona

ESPN staff
February 18, 2014

Manuel Pellegrini has made six changes to the Manchester City side that knocked Chelsea out of the FA Cup for the Champions League last 16 clash against Barcelona at the Etihad.

Fernandinho is fit to return and comes straight into the side. Alvaro Negredo is also back in the team, but Edin Dzeko misses out and is only on the bench.

Barcelona have named no surprises in their line-up after they warmed up for the tie with a 6-0 thrashing of Rayo Vallecano at the weekend.

Manchester City starting XI: Hart, Zabaleta, Kompany, Demichelis, Clichy, Navas, Toure, Fernandinho, Kolarov, Silva, Negredo.

Substitutes: Pantilimon, Lescott, Richards, Garcia, Nasri, Jovetic, Dzeko.

Barcelona starting line-up: Valdes, Alves, Pique, Mascherano, Alba, Xavi, Busquets, Fabregas, Sanchez, Messi, Iniesta.

Substitutes: Pinto, Bartra, Adriano, Song, Sergi Roberto, Pedro, Neymar.

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