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:
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:
— SundayLeagueHipster (@HipsterManager) February 24, 2015
HEAT MAP: Lionel Messi has been all over the final third so far tonight. You can’t stop him on nights like this. pic.twitter.com/ybOqmjzt95
— Squawka Football (@Squawka) February 24, 2015
FT: Man City 1-2 Barcelona Messi misses last minute penalty Harry Kane would have scored that pic.twitter.com/zlLEHSDxFO
— FootballFanCast.com (@FootballFanCast) February 24, 2015
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.
#MCFC mostly get success due to moments of brilliance from individuals such as Toure, Aguero, and Silva. Still no unified identity.
— Saqib Akbar (@saqib_7) February 24, 2015
— Bradley Hadwin (@Bradleyhadwin) February 24, 2015
Not saying he needs to go but Pellegrini never has a plan B.
— Harry (@VivaLaSergio) February 24, 2015
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.
He tends to hide in big matches they said……..wrongly said,what a performance by suarez.
— sadiq_tj (@sadiqumar2) February 24, 2015
Suarez not player he was eh? That performance so far puts silly comments by Allen today into correct place. Men against boys #bbcfootball
— MJC1973 (@aardvark1871973) February 24, 2015
Hopefully this performance dispels any thoughts that Suarez has never turned up in big games. #ElPistolero
— ㅤ (@ManquiIIo) February 24, 2015