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Manchester City given boost ahead of Barcelona clash

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Manchester City have been handed a major boost ahead of their Champions League last-16 tie against Barcelona, with Samir Nasri back in training, according to the Manchester Evening News. 

Nasri has not played since early January after injuring his knee following a tackle by Newcastle's Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa at St James' Park.

Up until then, the Frenchman had been one of City's stand-out performers and so this will be a timely boost for Manuel Pellegrini as his side face Barca at the Etihad in the first-leg next Tuesday.

It was originally thought the player would be out for at least two months but he resumed full training three weeks ahead of that.

And Pellegrini will be grateful of the star's return as recent injury problems have forced the coach into deploying centre-half Martin Demichelis in a holding midfield role.

Javi Garcia should also be fit and one of him or Nasri should fill the void left by Fernandinho, who will be out for another week at least.

Before that game, though, City face the tough task of overcoming Chelsea in the FA Cup on Saturday and the club may use it as a chance for the ex-Arsenal man to get some minutes.

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