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Published : 2014-02-19 19:10
Updated : 2014-02-19 19:10

Barcelona’s Lionel Messi scores against Manchester City on Tuesday. (AP-Yonhap)
MANCHESTER, England (AP) ― Barcelona took a commanding position in its Champions League second-round matchup with Manchester City, winning the first leg 2-0 Tuesday night on goals by Lionel Messi and Dani Alves.

Messi converted a penalty kick in the 54th minute after he was fouled by fellow Argentine Martin Demichelis, his 25th goal in 27 games this season. Demichelis received a red card, but the four-time European champions couldn’t score again until Alves slotted home in the 90th.

In the night’s other game, Paris Saint-Germain won 4-0 at Bayer Leverkusen. Zlatan Ibrahimovic scored twice between goals by Blaise Matuidi and Yohan Cabaye.