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David Silva says all the pressure is on Barcelona

Manchester City v Barcelona - UEFA Champions League Round of 16

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 24: Andres Iniesta of Barcelona holds off David Silva of Manchester City during the UEFA Champions League Round of 16 match between Manchester City and Barcelona at Etihad Stadium on February 24, 2015 in Manchester, United Kingdom. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)

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Manchester City faces a monumental task, but the Citizens are still breathing in the Champions League.

After losing the first match at home to Barcelona 2-1, City must travel to the Nou Camp and score at least twice if they want any shot at advancing to the quarterfinals.

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City midfielder David Silva still believes in their chances, despite having all the odds stacked against them.

Silva referenced strong performances by Paris Saint-Germain and FC Schalke to show that anything can happen in the Champions League.

Everybody wrote Schalke off before they played Real Madrid but they won 4-3 and could have scored again which would have put them through - nobody predicted that.

Not many thought PSG could beat Chelsea, especially with only 10 men for so long, so I know that everything can happen, not only in the Champions League but in every game.

Everyone is expecting Barca to go through but hopefully we can give a strong performance and we don’t have any kind of pressure on us because we are behind and playing away.”

There has been plenty of action in the last 16 of the Champions League, including Arsenal’s near comeback from a 3-1 home defeat to Monaco, only to be ousted on away goals.

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Manchester City has a chance, but facing an in-form Barcelona team at the Nou Camp is one of the hardest tasks in football. If the Citizens pull it out, it would be a massive step forward for the club as a whole. If not, it’s back to the drawing board after another failed attempt at European glory.