Manchester City players celebrate a goal / PHOTO: Twitter Manchester City

Manchester City, Barça’s opponents in the last 16 of the Champions League, will be without French midfielder Samir Nasri for eight weeks, after he picked up a knee ligament injury in the league game against Newcastle last Sunday.

First leg on February 18

Nasri has played 21 league games for City this season, scoring four times, whilst in Europe he has the Champions League’s second highest number of assists – 4. City are due to face Barça in Manchester on February 18, with the return at the Camp Nou on March 12.