Manchester City Player Ratings From Engrossing Champions League Clash With Barcelona

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City fail to come away from the Nou Camp with the desired result.

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It was a plucky display from Manchester City in their Champions League last-16 second-leg with Barcelona, but in the end the two goal deficit from the first-leg was too much to turn around.

Lionel Messi put the hosts ahead late on to make it 3-0 on aggregate, before Pablo Zabaleta was sent off, Vincent Kompany secured an equaliser and then Dani Alves scored to settle things.

Here’s how the City stars rated at the Nou Camp:

Joe Hart – 6

Not a bad game from the England international at all, who made some sharp saves to deny Xavi and Cesc Fabregas and could do nothing about either of the goals.

Pablo Zabaleta – 5

Managed to keep tabs on Jordi Alba’s overlapping runs in the first half, but went to pot after the break and was sent off for dissent to round off a poor evening.

Vincent Kompany – 7

The sort of performance that defines the Citizens captain as a world-class performer, throwing himself into every tackle and even grabbing a goal late on.

Vincent Kompany Manchester City

Joleon Lescott – 5

A fairly woeful night for the Englishman, who could easily have been penalised for two penalties and failed to track Messi all night.

Aleksandar Kolarov – 6

Was City’s main threat going forward and sent in some decent crosses into the box, as well as doing relatively well against Neymar in defence.

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