BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Lionel Messi and Dani Alves scored second-half goals, and Barcelona beat Manchester City 2-1 Wednesday night for a 4-1 aggregate win to reach the Champions League quarterfinals for the seventh straight year.
Cesc Fabregas’ pass bobbled through the legs of defender Joleon Lescott in the 67th minute, and Messi ran onto the ball and flicked it over goalkeeper Joe Hart. Messi has eight goals in five Champions League matches this season and 67 overall in Europe’s top club competition, four shy of Raul Gonzalez’s record.
City played a man short after Pablo Zabaleta received his second yellow card in the 78th, given for protesting after Gerard Pique barged into Edin Dzeko inside the area without a penalty kick being awarded by French referee Stephane Lannoy.
Vincent Kompany scored for City in the 89th, and Dani Alves for Barcelona in the first minute of stoppage time.
In the night’s other game, Paris Saint-Germain gave up an early goal and rallied past visiting Bayer Levekusen 2-1 for a 6-1 aggregate win.
Sidney Sam scored for Leverkusen in the sixth minute, but Marquinhos tied it in the 13th and Ezequiel Lavezzi got a go-ahead goal in the 53rd.
PSG goalkeeper Salvatore Sirigu saved Simon Rolfe’s penalty kick in the 28th after Christophe Jallet tugged Eren Derdiyok’s jersey as he ran into the penalty area, earning a yellow card. Leverkusen’s Emre Can was ejected in the 68th for his second yellow card.
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