The contest also highlighted the gulf that has opened up between Spanish and English football in club football.
Lionel Messi moved ahead of Cristiano Ronaldo in scoring charts as Barcelona won 2-0 at Eibar to stay top.
Lionel Messi scored a record-setting hat trick to help Barcelona rout Rayo Vallecano 6-1.
Barcelona beat Villarreal 6-2 on aggregate while Athletic Bilbao beat Espanyol 3-1 on aggregate.
Barcelona’s 3-1 win was overshadowed by Alberto Bueno netting four goals in Rayo Vallecano’s victory.
Manchester City suffered from deja vu as Luis Suarez’s double gave Barcelona a 2-1 first leg lead.
A year ago at the same stage City bowed out 4-1 on aggregate against the four-times European champions.
Manchester City take on Barcelona and Juventus face Dortmund as the Champions League gets into its stride.
Barcelona could have moved to the top of league table but unfortunately it wasn’t to be.
Nine-man Atletico park the bus in second half, lose quarter-final to Barcelona 4-2 on aggregate.
Barcelona lead 1-0 going into 2nd leg of quarterfinal but Atletico have won four consecutive home games.
Barcelona host Atletico Madrid in the first leg of the Copa del Rey quarterfinal on Wednesday.
Ronaldo brace and Messi hat-trick keep La Liga contenders Real Madrid and Barcelona 1-2.
The president spoke after Messi said at Ballon d’Or gala “I am not sure where I will be next year.”
Lionel Messi scored one goal and set up two more in a 3-1 win over Atletico Madrid.
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