On each of the four occasion Barça have come into a game on the back of a league defeat this season, they have won
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After the disappointment in Valladolid, Barça bounced back in style with their 2-1 win over City on Wednesday night. Below we look at some of the facts and figures the game threw up:
Xavi (88), Iniesta (76) and Busquets (66) completed the most successful passes
Piqué won back most possession with 12 interventions.
Messi and Alves were again the Barça scorers – just as they had been at the Etihad a fortnight earlier.
Dani Alves has scored four goal so far this season to take his total with the Club to 20. His best season so far was the 2008/09 campaign when he scored five times.
Leo Messi has scored in eight of the team’s last nine games.
The Argentinean has started the last 10 games, Busquets the last seven.
Cesc picked up his fourth yellow card of the competition and is now just one off suspension.
Manuel Pellegrini has failed to beat Barça in his last 14 games against the Catalans, with 12 defeats and two draws to his name.
FC Barcelona have matched Manchester United (1997-03) and Real Madrid (1998-04) in reaching the Champions League quarter finals for seven successive seasons.
On each of the four occasion Barça have come into a game on the back of a league defeat this season, they have won beating Cartagena (1-4) after losing to Athletic Club (1-0), Real Sociedad (2-0) after the defeat to Valencia (2-3), Almeria (4-1) following the game against Real Sociedad (3-1)and City (2-1) four days after losing in Valladolid (1-0).
The quarter final draw will be held on Friday March 21