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On an evening that favoured the visitors, Barcelona and Paris Saint-Germain left Manchester City and Bayer Leverkusen with slim hopes of making the Champions League quarter-finals

The Champions League returned with a bang on Tuesday as Barcelona and Paris Saint-Germain secured priceless first-leg wins as the knockout phase kicked off in style.

selects the best imagery from the first round of last 16 matches as Lionel Messi upsets Manchester City and Zlatan Ibrahimovic stuns Bayer Leverkusen.

Barcelona fans were in fine voice ahead of their first-leg clash at the Etihad Stadium

Disarray in the Barcelona defence as a teasing free kick from David Silva causes carnage

Vincent Kompany knows that was a rare opportunity missed as Valdes claims the ball and a free kick

Nine minutes into the second half, Lionel Messi races clear and Martin Demichelis hacks the No. 10 down

The Argentine defender is shown a straight red card and Manchester City are reduced to 10

Joe Hart dives to his left as Lionel Messi send the ball down the middle - advantage Barca

City are hit by a sucker punch as Dani Alves slots between the legs of Joe Hart in the 90th minute

Double trouble - Neymar and Messi salute the support as they return to Camp Nou with a two-goal lead

Blaise Matuidi gives Paris Saint-Germain a third-minute lead against Bayer Leverkusen

Zlatan Ibrahimovic makes it 2-0 from the spot after Ezequiel Lavezzi is dragged over by Emir Spahic

Three minutes later Ibrahimovic adds his second with a sensational strike from outside the area

Yohan Cabaye caps off a perfect performance from PSG, finding the top corner in style

One foot in the next round for PSG and a first Champions League goal this season for Cabaye