Manchester City were defeated by Barcelona at the Etihad last night but it wasn’t as bad as it could have been, as Joe hart showed heroics in the last minute to deny a Lionel Messi penalty and give his side a slim chance heading into the second-leg.
However, not all were convinced with Hart as he had already conceded two goals- both of which were scored by Luis Suarez, whilst they stated he ‘only dived the right way’ and that ‘it was a poor penalty’.
Whilst that seems a tad harsh, it remains to be seen if it was a turning point in the tie and whether Manchester City can defy the odds and score two goals at the Nou Camp, as well as victory.
That Hart penalty save at least sends City into the 2nd leg with a glint of positivity – and with @YayaToure back, it is not entirely dead.
— Stuart Brennan (@StuBrennanMEN) February 24, 2015
Everyone celebrated that Hart save more than Kun’s goal
— TikaTakaGuy (@TikaTakaGuy) February 24, 2015
Giant penalty save by Hart at the end gives Man City hope. But they still need two goals at Barça. Not impossible, but not likely either.
— Grant Wahl (@GrantWahl) February 24, 2015
Please note… Lionel Messi DIDN’T miss a penalty last night…. Joe Hart saved his penalty… Huge difference and no credit to Hart.
— Andy Savage (@mcfcforum) February 25, 2015
Messi penalty saved by Joe Hart! And Messi then diving heads rebound wide… pretty amazing miss that…
— Dermot Corrigan (@dermotmcorrigan) February 24, 2015
@cfmcfc penalty hero?? It was a poor penalty and hart was poor all game.
— the flash ⚡ (@trainer_shaz) February 25, 2015
Hart is a hero, after they bagged their second, he was screaming at the lot of them. That pen save keeps us slightly in the tie too
— Yann (@TheShoulderDrop) February 24, 2015
Hart guessed the right way, no hero there
— Becky (@harrisbecky97) February 24, 2015
Hart walking as a hero despite conceding 2 goals. Anyway, Nou Camp to seal this.
— Know Yourself (@ntophonic) February 24, 2015