The Spanish club Barcelona secured a 2-1 win over the Premier League champions Manchester City in their 1st leg of the UEFA Champions League last-16 tie at the Etihad Stadium.
Barcelona striker Luis Suarez scored twice in the first half – However, pellegrini’s men held firm and eventually the Argentine forward Sergio Aguero scored a goal in the 69th minute.
The Citizens were reduced to 10-men when Gael Clichy was handed a second yellow card, before Messi had a penalty saved by Joe Hart.
Here are some of our favourite reaction from the professionals after Barcelona beat Manchester City 2-1 at The Etihad.
Man City 1-2 Barcelona Spirited 2nd half display from City,gives themselves a squeak in the tie #CouldhavebeenMessiattheEnd
— mick quinn (@mickquinn1089) February 24, 2015
It’s not the result we wanted but the tie is still unfinished. And as usual we’ll fight ’til the end. C’mon, City! — Sergio Kun Aguero (@aguerosergiokun) February 24, 2015
Forget the penalty Messi was brilliant tonight, that was the original Messi we first saw playing from the right as http://t.co/jWuu5y2ktT
— Jamie Carragher (@Carra23) February 24, 2015
Breaking News: Proof at last that Lionel Messi is a human being. — Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) February 24, 2015
— Mario Melchiot (@MarioMelchiot) February 24, 2015