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

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.

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


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


Disarray in the Barcelona defense 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 is reduced to 10


Joe Hart dives to his left as Lionel Messi sends the ball down the middle. Advantage Barca


City is 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

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