Manchester City 3-1 Barcelona: Champions League – as it happened
Manchester City beat Barcelona at the fifth time of asking, coming from behind in a thrilling match at the Etihad Stadium Celtic have drawn 1-1 with Borussia Moenchengladbach in Germany, which is further good news for Manchester City. They’re on seven points now, two points behind Barca and three ahead of the Bundesliga outfit. If they win in Germany next time out, they’re through to the last 16. History was created at Champion League by Manchester City in a thrilling match.
A famous City win at champions league:
Despite of having less possession as compare to Barca 59%, Still City manage to put Barcelona to the sword courtesy of an Ilkay Gundogan brace and one from Kevin De Bruyne after Lionel Messi had put the visitors ahead. It was a great game of football, so make sure to seek out the highlights if you can – you won’t be disappointed at champions league.
A worrying number of Barcelona’s second string players seemed out of their depth, with reserve defenders Samuel Umtiti and Sergi Roberto having particularly poor games.
Let’s not take away from City, mind – they kept Barcelona’s peerless attacking trio fairly quiet and were little short of rampant in a second half in which Barcelona were totally bossed at champions league.
Full-time: Man City 3-1 Barcelona
Peep! Peep! Peeeeeep! Referee Viktor Kassai signals a momentous night in
Manchester City’s history with three shrill blasts on his whistle at Champions League, 2016.
They’ve finally beaten Barcelona at the fifth time of asking. It was an outstanding performance by Pep Guardiola’s side – with the exception of a shaky spell during the first half, they made Barcelona look very ordinary.
89 min: Barcelona lump the ball forward in an uncharacteristically agricultural fashion and Luis Suarez is jeered as he makes a pig’s ear of an overhead kick. City’s supporters are loving this.
90+1 min: Barca win a free- kick, which is curled towards Leo Messi at the far post. Unmarked in acres of space, he makes a mess of his header when he should have scored.
90+2 min: City win a corner off Samuel Umtiti after good work down the right from Aguero. Silva takes it short to the Argentinian as they attempt to run down clock.
Hero’s of yesterday’s Match at champions league, 2016:
Ikay Gundogan 39
Kevin De Bruyne 51
IIkay Gundogan 74