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Vincent Kompany hoping to produce special night

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Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany says his side can produce a similar performance to their title-winning Premier League performance against QPR and shock Barcelona in their Champions League clash. 

City face the Spanish giants on Wednesday night in the second-leg of their tie, but will need a miracle to qualify for the quarter-finals after falling to a 2-0 defeat in the first match at the Etihad two weeks ago. 

The Citizens famously secured the 2011/12 Premier League title in the final match of the season with Sergio Aguero's last-minute goal securing a 3-2 victory and pipping rivals Manchester United to the title.

Kompany is more than aware of that match and he is hopeful his side can produce a similar performance on Wednesday evening.

"I’m actually very excited about this one, I think the whole team is," he was quoted telling reporters by the Daily Star

"If everything goes well, we’re capable of hurting Barcelona, so that’s what I want to focus on.

"Football is made out of nights like this. If anything should give you belief, then it should be that day against QPR.

"We’re here to try and have one of those special nights, we have to.

"It’s in our own hands and that’s the good thing, so I guess the message to everyone is that we have to believe."

Barcelona won the first-leg 2-0 thanks to second-half goals from Lionel Messi - scoring his first ever goal at a Premier League ground - and Dani Alves, while Martin Demichelis received his marching orders for giving away the penalty that led to the first goal.  

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