Manchester City v Barnsley
The FA Cup with Budweiser
Sixth Round Proper
5.30pm, Satursday 9 March 2013
The Etihad Stadium, Manchester City FC
Live on ESPN
Winning clubs receive £360,000 from The FA's Prize Fund
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David Silva and Gael Clichy have warned their Manchester City team-mates to underestimate Barnsley at their peril.
The Premier League champions are preparing to meet the Championship side for a place in the Semi-Finals of The FA Cup on Saturday.
The 2011 FA Cup winners are just two wins away from reaching the tournament's showpiece event for the second time in three years.
And Roberto Mancini's men avoided pairing up with fellow Premier League heavyweights Manchester United, Chelsea and Everton in the Sixth Round draw.
Silva told Manchester City's official website: "This is another chance to get to Wembley and it is very important that we win this game.
"The league is very, very difficult now. But we can reach The FA Cup Final, so we have to focus on this game.
"We are now only one game away from going back to Wembley again and on paper we should win beat Barnsley, but they are in the quarter final because they deserve to be, so we will have to be very cautious and try to win the game."
The Spanish playmaker's claims are echoed by defender Clichy, who cited City's League Cup defeat at the hands of Aston Villa earlier this season as proof that "anything can happen" in cup competitions.
The Frenchman added: "I think we've learned this year that we can't go into any game thinking it is going to be easy and that we will progress without a problem.
"We lost to Aston Villa at home when everyone expected us to win so that is an example of what can happen.
"We also lost at Southampton not that long ago and Barnsley are maybe on a different level compared with those teams, but that's the passion we have in England and any game could be difficult.
"Even if you are two or three goals ahead with 20 minutes left - anything can happen.
"We just want to win this game - we know we are fighting for the title but The FA Cup is the first trophy available and we have enough quality and character to make sure we are focused and professional for this match."
Manchester City v Barnsley
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