Jamie Carragher pokes fun at Manchester City goalkeeper Claudio Bravo after Barcelona red card

Manchester City's Claudio Bravo  is shown a red card by referee Milorad Mazic

The Chilean was shown his marching orders after a deliberate handball.

Manchester City's Claudio Bravo walks past Barcelona coach Luis Enrique looking dejected after being sent offManchester City's Claudio Bravo walks past Barcelona coach Luis Enrique looking dejected after being sent off

Manchester City were dealt a thrashing in the Champions League tonight. A hat-trick from Lionel Messi was ably assisted by Neymar’s late strike. Barcelona also missed a penalty in a game in which both teams ended up with ten men.

For City, it was a red card for Claudio Bravo on his return to the Nou Camp.

Manchester City's Claudio Bravo  is shown a red card by referee Milorad MazicManchester City's Claudio Bravo is shown a red card by referee Milorad Mazic

The Chilean goalkeeper made a complete mess of an attempted clearance outside his box before handling a subsequent effort from Luis Suarez to lob him.

His red card obviously got the internet talking.

Bravo was brought in to replace Joe Hart this summer – as the England number one did not suit the style of play that new manager Pep Guardiola wanted to install at the club.

Jamie Carragher quickly made fun out of that fact with this statement:

 

The former Liverpool man was not alone.

Gary Lineker also found the incident amusing:

 

 

 

Rodney Marsh, a former Manchester City player, seemed to find the less funny side of the incident and subsequent mauling:

 

 

It was certainly not a happy return to Barcelona for either Bravo or his gaffer Pep Guardiola. But there will surely be an Englishman in Turin stifling a smile this evening.

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