City are ‘familiar’ with the Red Card When Opponent Barca
Jakarta – Red card back earned Manchester City when defeated Barcelona 1-2 in the first leg match of the Champions League last 16. In the match last night, turn Gael Clichy who get it.
Entertaining Barca at the Etihad on Wednesday (25/02/2015) pm dawn, the home team playing with 10 men since the 74th minute after Clichy was given a second yellow card.
“It is important to not make the same mistakes,” City manager Manuel Pellegrini tentacle after the game. “We can not lose a player every time you play against Barcelona. We made the same mistake last year, with a red-carded player. It is very difficult to play against Barcelona with 10 players.”
City left two goals in the first half after Luis Suarez twice goalkeeper Joe Hart. After the break, then Sergio Aguero minimize the position but playing with fewer players complicate City scored the equalizing goal.
Even before the game ended, Barca almost increased his lead after a penalty awarded after Pablo Zabaleta prop Lionel Messi. Fortunately, Barca failed to extend the score after the execution Messi pushed Hart.
Clichy’s red card was the third in three meetings City counter Barca. At the second meeting of the club that happened in the last season (18/02/2014), The Citizens also ended the match with 10 men after Martin Demichelis straight red-carded in the second half. As a result, the City gave up 0-2.
The same thing happen in the second leg when they travel to Camp Nou City (12/03/2014). Zabaleta should be finished more quickly after receiving a second yellow card in the 78th minute. At the end of the game City lost 1-2 at once eliminated 1-4 on aggregate.
Second leg of the round of 16 will be held at the headquarters of Barcelona on 18 March. City now need to win at least 2-0 to qualify for the quarterfinals.