Manchester City Player Ratings v Barcelona – Aguero Shines But Dzeko Fails On Big Stage

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Barcelona made great strides to their eight consecutive quarter-final…

Manchester City once again floundered at home to Barcelona in the Champions League last 16 with a 2-1 loss and the odds look stacked against them to take a place in the quarter-final, as they have to win by two goals at the Nou Camp.

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Here’s how the Sky Blues players rated:

GK – Joe Hart – 7

Joe Hart

Couldn’t have stopped either goal and if it wasn’t for him it would have been worse. Good stop to deny Luis Suarez at 1-0 and pulled off a great penalty save from Lionel Messi.

RB – Pablo Zabaleta – 5

Was always going to have a busy night being up against Neymar, but came off very much second best and was lucky to escape with no booking.

CB – Vincent Kompany – 6

Shouldn’t have lost his aerial battle leading to the first goal, recover afterwards and helped his side keep the goal hungry strikers of Barcelona at bay for the main part.

CB – Martin Demichelis – 5

Allowed Suarez in ahead of him for the second, anticipation was as bad as his distribution. An all-round night to forget for the Argentine.

LB – Gael Clichy – 5

Left his side very much in the lurch, getting sent off with a stupid double booking, when their tails were up. Who is to say if City could have gone on for an equaliser if they had 11 men on the pitch.

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