… to the second leg of this Champions League quarter-final between Manchester City and Barcelona.
Telegraph Sport is here to take you through minute-by-minute updates of the action, as Barcelona travel to the Academy Stadium in Manchester.
After Chelsea’s schooling of Wolfsburg earlier this afternoon, we now have the second tie with an English club involved – albeit things are looking a lot more difficult for City than they did Chelsea.
Home advantage aside, overcoming a 3-0 deficit is a task no side has ever done before at this stage of the competition so City will have to pull off some sort of miracle.
Manager Gareth Taylor did not see it that way after City were pulled apart by Barcelona last week, and yesterday expressed similar sentiments: “I think we’ve proved we can score goals, this season. We are right up there in goals scored, the first team in the league to 50 goals. So we are more than capable.
“We created a lot of chances against Barcelona. We’ve given ourselves an uphill task but in terms of me being confident enough to say that we can achieve it, yeah. Is it going to be difficult? Of course, but for sure, we will be going for it.”
To remind you, Chloe Kelly missed a penalty last week while Barcelona pummelled three goals into the back of a fighting Ellie Roebuck’s net. Apart from goalkeeper Roebuck and a spirited effort from Lauren Hemp, most of City’s side underperformed. So the only way is up today, as they aim to at least save face.
Keeping Barcelona – who have scored 103 goals this season in the league alone – at bay, will be the real challenge.
Kick off is at 4pm. We’ll bring you all the details, including the starting XIs coming up next.
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