Luis Suarez dented Manchester City’s hopes of reaching the Champions League quarter-finals with two goals as Barcelona secured a last-16 first-leg victory at Etihad Stadium.
The former Liverpool striker drove home a rebound before stabbing in a second as Barcelona dominated the first half.
Sergio Aguero’s powerful finish after the break gave City hope.
The hosts were reduced to 10-men when Gael Clichy was sent off before Lionel Messi had a late penalty saved.
The result means Manuel Pellegrini’s side will need to score at least twice in the second leg at the Nou Camp on March 18 to have a chance of reaching the last eight, reports the BBC.
And in Italy, Juventus got the better of German side, Borussia Dortmund 2-1.
UEFA LEAGUE RESULTS
Man City 1 – 2 Barcelona
Juventus 2 – 1 Dortmund