Manchester City’s poor run of form continued this evening as Barcelona eased to a 4-0 victory at the Nou Camp, leaving Pep Guardiola’s side without a win in their last four matches and looking in an uncomfortable position in their Champions League group.
It’s not the first time City have come unstuck against the Catalan giants and the result echoed Guardiola’s last visit to his former employers, when his Bayern Munich side at the time were defeated 3-0.
City’s entire team underperformed on the night but it was one man who faced social media’s wrath this evening, with Claudio Bravo grabbing the headlines for all the wrong reasons. After mis-kicking the ball, Bravo used his hands way outside the area and earned his marching orders.
Given the fact that Guardiola was determined to sign the Chilean goalkeeper and set England’s first-choice stopper Joe Hart to Torino in the process, fans were understandably questioning the decision and whether Bravo really is better than City’s long-serving man.
Bravo hasn’t quite settled into life with the Premier League side yet but, at this rate, it could be a very short spell in English football.
Claudio Bravo is like an EA Sports FIFA glitch come to life
— Men in Blazers (@MenInBlazers) October 19, 2016
Letting joe hart go.
Replacing him with Bravo.
Leaving Augero OUT of the Barca game.#PepTheGenius
— Andy Goldstein MBE (@andygoldstein05) October 19, 2016
Bravo? Hardly. Terrible goalkeeping by Claudio Bravo, poor clearance, then handled Suarez shot outside the area. Off. Somewhere in Turin….
— Henry Winter (@henrywinter) October 19, 2016
I've seen nothing of Bravo to say he's better than Hart. Should have stayed. #city
— Kasey Smith (@TheKaseySmith) October 19, 2016
Stupid from Bravo. He isn't the answer, not that good with his feet. Places pressure on defence on not as good as goalie as hart
— Andy Knowles (@handyandy4) October 19, 2016
I swear I will hate Bravo like Navas…This stupid keeper is always costing us mxm
— Fallist#Wondastand (@Wonda_De_Poet) October 19, 2016
Lol Bravo is a stupid gent, no ways… Even tried to make it look like he headed it. #BringBackHart
— Adam Tate (@Ad_Tate_) October 19, 2016