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Man City fullback Zabaleta welcomes Barcelona Champions League draw

Manchester City fullback Pablo Zabaleta has welcomed their Champions League draw with Lionel Messi's Barcelona.

Zabaleta, Sergio Aguero and Martin Demichelis will face Messi for a place in the quarter-finals of Europe's elite competition.

"I played against Lionel for Espanyol against Barcelona and I recall in my second season at City when we played in the Nou Camp in the Joan Gamper Trophy against Barcelona and we won 1-0 with a goal from Martin Petrov so I think we're about level at the moment!" Zabaleta told City's website.

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