Messi strikes hat-trick as Barcelona sink Manchester City at Camp Nou


Champions League, Camp Nou – Barcelona 4 (Messi 17, 61, 69; Neymar 89) Manchester City   Pep Guardiola’s experience’s  another defeat on his second return in Barcelona.

Lionel Messi  put his former Coach pep Guardiola’s career in doubt as Barcelona destroys Manchester city 4-0  at Camp Nou   in there champion league football.

Manchester city who saw there their goalkeeper Claudio Bravo , sendoff in a stupid mistake while trying to play the ball form behind .

Both side had red cards, and they both ended the game as a  10 men team.

The  Argentine striker , so often the hero during Guardiola’s reign with the Catalan giants, gave his old coach a reminder of his devastating prowess in front of goal with three well-taken goals before Neymar made amends for a penalty miss with a last-minute fourth.

City were very much in the match at 1-0 but the complexion changed just past the hour mark when Claudio Bravo, on his return to his former club, handled a Luis Suarez shot outside of his box following his own mistake.

Barcelona took control from there with Messi notching his 37th treble for his club to move the Catalans five points clear at the top of Group C.

Jeremy Mathieu saw red for two cautions in quick succession but by that point the game was up for the Citizens.

Despite seeing his side enjoy good spells with a ‘false nine’ formation prior to Bravo’s red card, Guardiola will have to face questions about his decision to start star striker Sergio Aguero on the bench while Joe Hart’s departure looks even more dubious given his replacements nervy start to life at the Etihad.



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