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Wednesday, 19 February 2014

Manchester City: Twitter reacts to Barcelona penalty incident

Photo: The Daily Mail
Manchester City were beaten 2-0 by Spanish giants Barcelona tonight at the Etihad , with goals from Lionel Messi and Dani Alves all but securing the Catalan side’s progression to the quarter finals of the Champions League.

The match hinged on a hugely contentious penalty decision given against City early in the second half. Leo Messi was clean through on goal, albeit slightly to the right of the box, and Martin Demichelis took the gamble of trying to sweep his leg around the his compatriot, and save the day for City.

The veteran defender clearly mistimed his challenge, and brought the Barca star down illegally, but was it in the box?

Click here to read my report on the matter, with tweets and videos relating to the incident