Ten man City go down fighting to Catalan giants…
Manchester City 0-2 Barcelona: Player ratings
- 01 Joe Hart – 6
Did nearly everything he had to do, (which was surprisingly little) with aplomb. Guessed the wrong way for Lionel Messi’s penalty though, and conceded a second late on through his legs to Dani Alves.
- 05 Pablo Zabaleta – 6
Courageous performance up and down the right flank from the Argentine. He dealt with Alexis Sanchez especially well.
- 22 Gael Clichy – 5
Unfortunately, Clichy’s passing was poor, and he was completely outshone by Barcelona’s flying Brazilian fullback Dani Alves. The Frenchman worked very hard, but looked tired late on, and Barcelona made him pay with a late goal down his flank.
- 04 Vincent Kompany – 9
A genuinely brilliant warrior-like performance from City’s skipper. Made countless last-ditch tackles and interceptions. It’s a travesty that he ended up on the losing side.
- 26 Martin Demichelis – 4
Oh dear… Demichelis actually played well in the first-half, but his complete lack of pace was exposed when Messi went through on goal in the second-half. Demichelis hauled him down, was sent off and gave away the penalty that will ultimately lose City this tie.
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