Manchester City certainly have Joe Hart to thank for what turned out to be a respectable scoreline against Barcelona. The Premier League champions exited the Champions League at the last-16 for the second consecutive year, losing 1-0 to the Catalan giants on the night, and 3-1 on aggregate.
Manuel Pellegrini’s position may yet be untenable, but his future could have been brought into sharper focus had Hart not produced one of the best goalkeeping displays in Europe’s premier club competition.
— Champions League (@ChampionsLeague) March 18, 2015
“England’s No 1? – Twitter lauds Man City’s Joe Hart after HUGE performance against Barcelona
Champions League team of the night, as Barcelona & Juventus stars dominate
(Video) Barcelona 1-0 Manchester City highlights: Lionel Messi steals the show, with Joe Hart also terrific
The likes of Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez were thwarted on a number of occasions, with only Ivan Rakitic getting the better of Hart in a record breaking performance.
Here are all of Hart’s saves rolled into one clip.