Manchester City Player Ratings: Kompany dominant, Aguero anonymous

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How did Manchester City's players fare in their 1-1 draw against Barcelona? Here are the ratings for Manuel Pellegrini's side...

Joe Hart 7 - Hart was a little shaky at times but made a number of good saves to keep Barcelona at bay, and to keep City in the tie.

Pablo Zabaleta 5 - Zabaleta coped well in the first half, but things fell apart for the Argentine in the second. He missed a clear opportunity to bring City back into the game and then was sent off for protesting that City should've had a penalty.

Vincent Kompany 8 - Kompany was excellent throughout for City and was the shining light in their defence, and continued to prove why he is regarded as one of the top central defenders in the Premier League - even before his consolation goal.

Joleon Lescott 6 - Lescott was having a decent game until he couldn't sort his feet out, and his blunder allowed Lionel Messi in to make it 3-0 on aggregate.

Aleksandar Kolarov 6 - Kolarov got the nod over Gael Clichy at left back tonight, but the Serbian failed to really offer much going forward and had some trouble with Neymar down that flank.

Samir Nasri 6 - Nasri was brought into the side following a great cameo against Barcelona in the first leg, but failed to shine tonight as he couldn't exert himself on the game.

Yaya Toure 7 - Back at his former club, Toure was his usual powerful self and had some lung-busting runs from midfield that Barcelona just couldn't deal with, but couldn't quite create enough good openings.

James Milner 6 - It's bizarre that in a side assembled for so much money, City used Milner in such a big game. He works hard, and did again tonight, but he simply doesn't offer enough going forward, particularly when City needed to score at least twice.

Fernandinho 7 - Much like Toure, Fernandinho had a couple of strong runs through the midfield, and fought and scrapped for possession alongside the Ivorian in the City engine room.

David Silva 6 - Silva had a couple of flashes of brilliance tonight but they were too few and far between. The Spaniard flitted in and out of the game, failing to really provide consistent service to the City frontline.

Sergio Aguero 5 - Argentine Aguero just didn't look fit and was hauled off at half time having touched the ball just six times in the first half.

Subs:

Edin Dzeko 7 - Introduced in place of Aguero, Dzeko was far better in the lone striker role and offered strength and an aerial presence that Barcelona struggled to deal with.

Alvaro Negredo 5 - Negredo came on with just 20 minutes to go, but much like Aguero, barely touched the ball in a disappointing cameo appearance.

Jesus Navas 5 - Navas touched the ball just 11 times despite coming on with 15 minutes to play, and didn't really get much of a chance to test the Barcelona backline with his pace.

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