Lionel Messi and Dani Alves scored Barcelona's two goals that downed Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium earlier today, Tuesday.
Barca attacking magician Messi got the first after 54 minutes, a penalty spot conversion, however, video replays and photographic evidence suggest the infringement may have occurred outside of the area, resulting in the awarding of a free-kick, rather than a penalty.
While Alves added a second, potentially crucial away goal in the final minute, had the referee Jonas Eriksson given a free kick 35 minutes prior, there would be no guarantees it would have returned a goal for the Catalan visitors.
Regardless of Alves netting at the end, a 1-0 deficit would have been an arduous but possible gap to overturn at Camp Nou in the second leg, but to go on to win the fixture from 2-0 down may prove impossible…
Did Man City just get screwed? Doesn't look like this should have been a penalty kick. pic.twitter.com/rnIjfbqfaM— Cork Gaines (@CorkGaines) February 18, 2014
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