[UEFA CHAMPIONS LEAGUE: Tuesday]
So Mou, what do you think of Barca now? After Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho
current Barcelona team the worst he has seen in years, it went out and beat Manchester City, 2-0, at the Etihad Stadium -- the same score City beat Chelsea Saturday in the FA Cup -- to all but assure
its place in the quarterfinals of the UEFA Champions League. In Tuesday's other game, an inspired Zlatan Ibrahomivic
scored twice to lead Paris St. Germain to a 4-0 win at Bayer
The game at the Etihad Stadium turned in the 54th minute on a play involving two Argentines. Lionel Messi
was tripped in the penalty
area by Martin Demichelis
, resulting in a red card for the Man. City defender a red card and a penalty kick Messi converted.
Brazilian Dani Alves
' late goal added to Barca's lead, giving the Catalan club a win it richly deserved.
Barcelona midfielder Cesc
urges caution before anyone proclaims Barca a title favorite to win its fifth European crown.
"People have been saying this is not the same Barcelona of previous years but
we've got a great a result tonight and we've proved a point to some people," he said. "We are not there yet, though. They are a good team and we still have to work hard to get through." BAYER LEVERKUSEN-PARIS ST.
Ibra scored from the penalty spot and on a long-range blast, giving him 10 Champions League goals this season, while Frenchmen Blaise Matuidi
and Yohan Cabaye
added goals in a dominating PSG performance against outmatched Leverkusen.