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Man City v Barcelona preview

Manchester City midfielder Fernandinho is back in contention for the first leg of the Champions League last-16 tie against Barcelona after a fortnight out with a muscle strain.

Top scorer Sergio Aguero (hamstring) remains on the sidelines and defender Matija Nastasic (knee) is unlikely to be involved.

Midfielder James Milner also misses the clash at the Etihad Stadium through suspension having been booked three times during the group stages.

Speaking at his press conference the day before the game, City manager Pellegrini said: "He (Aguero) is not in the squad list. We will see if he can be fit on Saturday, but maybe that is also difficult."

Fernandinho is back in training after recovering from a muscle problem, and Pellegrini said of the Brazilian: "He has a chance. He is in the squad list."