Lionel Messi scores hat trick against Man City in Champions League
Lionel Messi, Barcelona FC scores against Manchester City
CHAMPIONS LEAGUE: MANCHESTER CITY V BARCELONA TICKETS
Champions League Manchester City v Barcelona
Great Manchester City v Barcelona tickets are still for sale @ LiveFootballTickets.com
Tuesday, November 1, 2015
UEFA Champions League Group C
Managers: Pep Guardiola, Manchester City; Luis Enrique, Barcelona
Buy legal, authentic Champions League tickets including Manchester City tickets and Barcelona tickets securely online now from the LiveFootballTickets.com football tickets marketplace at cheap prices!
Barcelona 4-0 Manchester City
Lionel Messi 17' min
Lionel Messi 61' min
Lionel Messi 69' min
Junior Neymar 89' min
Pep Guardiola and his Manchester City side could not stop Barcelona superstar striker Lionel Messi as he scored a hat trick in Barca’s Group C Champions League battle at Camp Nou before 96,290 fans. Junion Neymar added the fourth near the end of the match. Man City's Argentine manager Guardiola, who was boss at Barca for four years, did not enjoy his difficult homecoming battle with his former side. Messi’s hat-trick off his dangerous left foot earned him a total of an amazing 16 goals in 15 games against English clubs. This was Messi’s 37th career hat-trick. Barca goalie Marc-Andre Ter Stegen earned a clean sheet, while Claudio Bravo earned a red card and was sent off. Sergio Aguero watched the game from the bench.
Former Barca goalkeeper, Chilean Claudio Bravo who stepped up as Guardiola’s #1 after Joe Hart left for Torino on loan, did not enjoy his first match back in Catalunya as he was sent to the dressing room in the 53r' minute for handling outside of his area.
Leo Messi revelled in his full 90 minutes return from a groin injury with a stunning triple. Messi marked his return to the Barca starting line-up with a hat-trick as Barca’s 4-0 win over a 10-man Man City continued a perfect 100% start to Luis Enrique’s side's Champions League campaign.
The La Liga champions were already safely established five points above City at the Group C summit when a late Neymar penalty shot added the fourth.
Sergio Aguero remained sitting on the visitors' bench throughout the entire match.
Claudio Bravo, Manchester City goalie, is shown a red card
For the third time in a row Manchester City’s visits to the Nou Camp have ended in their defeat. This visit, Lionel Messi treated his former manager, Pep Guardiola to his magic scoring a hat-trick on Pep’s first return to Catalonia with his new club, Man City. Guardiola was Barca’s esteemed coach between 2008 and 2012. Guardiola previously returned for the first time as manager of Bayern Munich 18 months ago suffering a 3-0 defeat.
Guardiola left Kun Aguero on the bench. “I want more midfielders”, said Guardiola. City’s all-time leading Champions League scorer Sergio Aguero was benched in favor of a three-man front-line of Kevin De Bruyne, Nolito and Raheem Sterling who were unable to score a single goal in the fiesty match.
Messi’s hat trick was an example of the Argentine striker's brilliance that led to him being named again to the Balloon D’Or 30 man shortlist for the 2016 award.
Luis Enrique’s Barca dominated throughout the match but Man City’s Fernandinho, Aleksandar Kolarov, John Stones, Sterling and Claudio Bravo all were careless leading to the defeat as well.
Ter Stegen; Umtiti, Mascherano, Pique, Alba; Busquets, Iniesta, Rakitic; Messi, Suarez, Neymar. Subs: Masip, Arda, Digne, Alcacer, Rafinha, Mathieu, Andre Gomes.
Bravo; Zabaleta, Otamendi, Stones, Kolarov; Fernandinho; Sterling, Gundogan, Silva, Nolito; De Bruyne. Subs: Caballero, Fernando, Aguero, Maffeo, Clichy, Sane, Navas.
POPULAR BARCELONA SPANISH LA LIGA & CHAMPIONS LEAGUE TICKETS
Buy legal, authentic FC Barcelona football tickets to watch Barca in live action!
October 29 FC Barcelona v Granada CF Tickets Camp Nou
November 1 Champions League Man City v Barcelona Tickets
November 23 Champions League Celtic v FC Barcelona Tickets
December 3 FC Barcelona v Real Madrid Tickets Camp Nou
December 6 Champions League Barcelona v Borussia Monchengladbach Tickets
April 23 Real Madrid v FC Barcelona Tickets Santiago Bernabeu
Marc-Andre Ter Stegen, FC Barcelona
2016-17 CHAMPIONS LEAGUE WEEK 3 TICKETS @ LIVEFOOTBALLTICKETS.COM
Buy the very best 2016 – 2017 UEFA Champions League tickets from LiveFootballTickets.com to watch England Premier League titan clubs Leicester City, Manchester City, Tottenham Hotspur, and Arsenal take on the likes of FC Barcelona, PSG, Real Madrid, Bayern Munich, Juventus, Atletico Madrid, and Celtic this fall.
Champions League Match Week 3 Fixtures
Tuesday, November 2
Manchester City v Barcelona
Wednesday, November 2
Monaco v CSKA
Tottenham Hotspur v Bayer Leverkusen
Bor Dortmundd v Sporting
Legia War v Real Madrid
FC Copenhagen v Leicester
FC Porto v Club Brugge
Juventus v Lyon
Sevilla v Dinamo Zagreb
CHAMPIONS LEAGUE GROUP STANDINGS WEEK 2
Here are the UEFA Champions League group standings going into Week 3, with Arsenal, Napoli, Barca, Bayern Munchen, Monaco, Real Madrid, Leicester City and Liverpool sitting in first place in their groups.
Group A: 1. Arsenal (ENG), 2. Paris Saint-Germain (FRA) 3. Ludogorets Razgrad (BUL), 3. Basel (SUI)
Group B: 1. Napoli (ITA), 2. Beşiktaş (TUR), 3. Benfica (POR), 4. Dynamo Kyiv (UKR)
Group C: 1. Barcelona (ESP), 2. Manchester City (ENG), 3. Borussia Mönchengladbach (GER), 4. Celtic (SCO)
Group D: 1. Bayern München (GER), 2. Atlético Madrid (ESP), 3. PSV Eindhoven (NED), 4. Rostov (RUS)
Group E: 1. Monaco (FRA), 2. Tottenham Hotspur (ENG), 3. Bayer Leverkusen (GER), 4. CSKA Moskva (RUS)
Group F: 1. Real Madrid (ESP, holders), 2. Borussia Dortmund (GER), 3. Sporting CP (POR), 4. Legia Warszawa (POL)
Group G: 1. Leicester City (ENG), 2. FC København (DEN), 3. Porto (POR), 4. Club Brugge (BEL),
Group H: 1. Juventus (ITA), 2. Sevilla (ESP), 3. Lyon (FRA), 4. Dinamo Zagreb (CRO)
Sergio Aguero, Man City and Lionel Messi, Barca
Lionel Messi, Barcelona FC scores against Man City
MOST POPULAR CHAMPIONS LEAGUE TICKETS
November 2 2016 Champions League Tottenham Hotspur v Bayer Leverkusen Tickets Wembley Stadium - London, United Kingdom
November 23 2016 Champions League Celtic v FC Barcelona Tickets Celtic Park - Glasgow, United Kingdom
December 7 2016 Champions League Real Madrid v Borussia Dortmund Tickets Santiago Bernabeu - Madrid, Spain
Read more about 2016 - 2017 Champions League tickets!
Neymar scores fourth goal for Barca
Pablo Zabaleta, Manchester City and Neymar, Barcelona