Three Things we learned from Man City’s loss to Barcelona

Manchester City were never really in this game after going 2-0 down before half-time, with the gulf in class between the two sides shockingly wide. Aguero’s goal means they’re not out of this tie just yet, but they do have to go to the Nou Camp and win. Here are the THREE Things we learned from Man City’s loss to Barcelona:

Messi doesn’t do hangovers?

The rumours that the Argentine had spent the wee hours of Monday night in a Casino seemingly did little but spur the Barcelona man on. Messi was excellent throughout, in particular for Luis Suarez’ second goal. However, perhaps he was running on empty at the end when he missed his penalty attempt:

City are in regression

Manchester City feel like they’re only going one direction this season – backwards. Manuel Pellegrini has failed to take this side forward and team often looks clueless without Yaya Toure. How much longer the Chilean manager will be in a job remains to be seen.

Suarez can still succeed at Barca

Luis Suarez has not made the kind of impact many were expecting when he made the move to the Catalan club but he proved his worth tonight with two goals against City. Suarez was never going to be able to score at the rate he did for Liverpool due to the relative importance of Messi in the Barcelona team, but the Uruguayan forward can still be a success.

 


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