Vincent Kompany admits that Manchester City didn’t turn up in first half against Barça in their first leg Champions League clash at the Etihad. He said the team as a whole went against everything Pellegrini told them to do. City now have to win 2-0 at the Nou Camp in order to progress to the next round.
Yaya Touré is apparently upset that Man City didn’t wish him a happy birthday and now the player is ready to leave behind the Premier League title winners. Touré was forced to deny the rumours but later changed his statement. However, Barcelona doesn’t seem the likely destination for the Ivory Coast international. More on Yaya Touré
FC Barcelona will receive a damaged and hurt Manchester City on Wednesday in their second leg clash of the last 16 of the Champions League. City went down to Wigan at the weekend by 2 goals to one and come away reeling from anger. More on this story here
Rumours this Friday suggest that Barcelona keeper Victor Valdes may go to Man City on a free transfer in the summer. According to The Daily Star, Valdés has not been able to agree terms at Monaco, where everyone thought the Barca stopper would end up. More on this Friday’s
Blues midfielder Samir Nasri says Man City can beat Barcelona next week in the first leg of their UEFA Champions League clash. Returning Nasri says that City are still in four major competitions and are capable of beating the Catalan giants when they square up next Tuesday. More on Samir Nasri
New York City, the newest MLS franchise that will start playing from 2015, wants to bring in big stars from the world of football in order to have a competition that’s as interesting as possible. Xavi Hernández is at the centre of the project which has a budget of around 300 million euros invested in it. More on Xavi Hernandez
We now know the draw of the last 16 for the Champions League and Barcelona has been drawn against new kids on the block Manchester City. Arsenal FC have drawn ex Barca coach Pep Guardiola’s Bayern Munich with Atlético Madrid paired with Italian giants A.C Milan. The first leg of the matches will take place in February 2014. More on the last 16 draw
Barca keeper Victor Valdes ‘s future might not be in Monaco as the media has been insisting in recent months but rather in the English Premier League. Manchester City are currently debating what to do with their goal keeper for next season. Until now, Joe Hart was a permanent fixture, but his performance of late has dropped with manager Manuel Pellegrini sitting him on the bench in favour of Romanian Costel Pantilimon. More on City and Valdes