Messi: Joe Hart Phenomenal
Barcelona – a brilliant performance Manchester City’s Joe Hart avoid even greater humiliation by Barcelona. Hart also harvest praise that comes not only from his teammates but also from the opposite camp.
Visited Barcelona in the second leg of the round of 16 at Camp Nou on this morning, the City again defeated by a single goal Ivan Rakitic. This defeat makes the Citizens eliminated on aggregate 1-3.
Despite narrowly lost, 1-0 to win Barca do not reflect the overall game. Los Cules dominant and releases recorded 22 shots with 11 on target but only one was successful through the guard Hart while 10 others were rescued.
Barcelona star Lionel Messi, frustrated by Hart. Argentine striker released a total of three accurate shots that everything can be broken the British number one goalkeeper.
“Hart’s last game with a fantastic diving. I know is a top goalkeeper but appearances he was really impressive when to stop any attack that comes to him either by the body or hands. He’s phenomenal,” said Messi told UEFA.com.
“Which is fortunate that we could get away from this duel, which we all want. So we can exist in the draw on Friday next,” said four-time World Player of it.
City midfielder James Milner to give my compliments for Hart. For your information, Hart also save Messi penalty in the first leg which gives hope for City though ultimately still fail.
“There are not many words that can be spoken – he truly remarkable,” said Milner.
“He has shown how great he is and is not the first time he did it for us in Europe. He gives the opportunity for us to stay alive in this duel and he is entitled to all the credit and praise from people about him,” he added .