As confirmed by Luis Enrique, Barcelona played the best in the first 40 minutes of the game at the Etihad Stadium but began to backslide both as a team and individually. Although the lost game does not come with a serious consequence, Barcelona must however not overlook the defeat.
More bad news for Barcelona after the 3–1 defeat at the Etihad Stadium. Two major players Neymar and Ivan Rakitic received a yellow card each after a bad tackle on Manchester City player. This means they are both one card away from being suspended for one game.
The match between Barca and Man City did not end well for some players. According to some Spanish media there were informed that Messi and the players of Man City had exchange of words while they were in the tunnel leading the locker room.
The first Champions League defeat for Barcelona this season and also makes it the first defeat from Manchester City in history as Barca’s former manager came from back to claim the victory of the game. After the half time break, Manchester City were so keen on their victory that they were they constantly pressed.
The Manchester City game against FC Barcelona is not going to be an easy one for the visitors as they are certainly lacking in one major area. The four defenders of the Catalan club are the shortortest four backs that are playing against Man city. [CHART BELOW]
FC Barcelona players earlier had landed in the city of Manchester but without Marlon Santos. Luis Enrique had included the Barca B player in the squad that would face Manchester City on Tuesday (tomorrow).
In the second round of the English League Cup, Manchester City faced their local rival just to receive a 1–0 defeat at Old Trafford . This will make it the sixth game without a win for Manchester City which is the worst run for Pep Josep Guardiola as a coach in his career.
English daily Newspapers could not let sleeping dog lie after the error from Claudio Bravo in the Uefa Champion League FC Barcelona Manchester City. According to the publishers, before the error from the Man City goalkeeper, the play was balanced.
The next Champions League game for FC Barcelona will take place on Wednesday in Camp Nou. It will be the encounter against Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City which is one of the most anticipated match in the Champions League group stage.