Five things we learned from Man City’s whooping at Camp Nou
The glorious return of Pep Guardiola to Barcelona was not quite so glorious. A 4-0 defeat for his Manchester City side was humbling, embarrassing and hurtful. It has left the Citizens with almost no chance of topping their group and with Claudio Bravo suspended for the return fixture.
Also returning to his former club, Bravo committed goalkeeping suicide during the second half with an idiotic handball outside the box after some poor judgement with the ball at his feet. City were not played off the pitch, however, and can take some positives.
It was largely down to Manchester City’s own mistakes that they conceded four and Barcelona are one team that you cannot afford to give free passes away – especially towards your own goal. Lionel Messi was utterly phenomenal throughout and notched yet another hat-trick.
Licking of wounds, deep analysis and some blame games will take place between now and their next match in the Champions League, but what did we learn about the Citizens?