Barcelona is a Spanish football club. They are undoubtedly one of the best teams in the Spanish La Liga.

They were last season's champions meaning they have won this title on 22 occasions. They also have a history of success in European competitions winning the Champions League 4 times.

As hundreds of thousands of supporters around the world want to show their team loyalty the Barcelona home soccer jersey is an extremely popular purchase.

Barcelona joined forces with American sportswear manufacturer Nike in 1998.

Nike produces the Barcelona home and away soccer jersey, training kits and leisure wear that is available for fans to purchase through select authorised retailers including online shop Soccer Box.

In 2008 Barcelona extended its deal with Nike for a further 10 years in one of the most expensive kit deals at £27m per year.

The current Barcelona home soccer jersey features the traditional blue and red vertical stripes; it has a V shaped neckline that is designed in yellow making it a real feature.

The sleeves utilise last season's transitional pattern with the colors shifting.

The front is adorned with the famous club crest and the brand new Qatar Airways sponsor, this is the 1st time a commercial sponsor has appeared on the teams kit.  The UNICEF charity logo appears on the rear.

The UEFA Champions League is the most prestigious European soccer competition and is played between the top football teams from around Europe.

The last time we saw players wearing the Barcelona home soccer jersey lift the Champions League trophy was in 2011, last year they reached the semi-final where they were knocked out by eventual winners Bayern Munich.

For the 2013 - 2014 Champions League tournament Barcelona automatically secured qualification after wining the La Liga. They were placed in Group H alongside AC Milan, Ajax and Celtic.

They won 4 games, drew 1 and lost 1 giving them 13 points which was enough to secure the team wearing the Barcelona home soccer jersey 1st place in the table.

The draw for the round of 16 took place earlier this week.

As a top spot team Barcelona would face one of the second place teams. Theoretically putting them as favorites to win however, there was one team they would have liked to of avoided.

This team was Premier League side Manchester City, the players in their Manchester City soccer jerseys have been a strong force the past few seasons and are a real threat to Barcelona's chances.

The team that wear the Manchester City soccer jerseys were taken over by the Abu Dhabi Group in 2008.

With an immense input of funds and the purchase of several high profile players over the past few seasons the teams fortunes have been completely reversed.

In 2012 they lifted the trophy as Premier League champions for the 1st time in 44 years.

For the last 3 seasons the team that wear the Manchester City soccer jerseys have qualified for the Champions League, prior to this they had not played in the top European competition since 1968.

Despite much success at home winning league and FA Cup trophies in recent years Europe, has proved a tougher challenge with the team being knocked out at the group stages for the past 2 years.

This season they were drawn in a group alongside current champions Bayern Munich, Viktoria Plzen and CSKA Moscow.

Under the guidance of new manager Manuel Pellegrini who has an established record in European football they performed very well winning 5 of the 6 matches, securing 2nd place only on goal difference.

After beating Bayern Munich they have deservedly been given a reputation as a tough team to beat, thus sparking fear in the team that wears the Barcelona home soccer jersey.

Up until recent years Barcelona would have faced any team without fear, but it appears that losing 7-0 on aggregate to Bayern Munich last year has made them realise that football is evolving and they are falling behind.

Some great players wear the Barcelona home soccer jersey but are they a match for the some of the other players in Europe including Manchester City's Yaya Toure and Negredo.

These games that will be played in February are sure to be unmissable football for any fans of Champions League soccer!

Do you think Barcelona or Manchester City will make it through to the next stage of the competition?

Which is your favorite team to win the 2013 - 2014 UEFA Champions League?

Whichever Team You Support You Can Shop For Barcelona And Manchester City Soccer Jerseys Online At Soccer Box.