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Suarez silence the boo boys as Barcelona beat City at the Etihad

Luis Suarez - Manchester City v Barcelona - UEFA Champions League Round of 16

Luis Suárez became the first Barcelona player to score a brace in the first 30 minutes of a Champions League away game.

Lionel Messi might not have contributed with goals or assists, but he had a brilliant game, played creator in both goals, and recovered more balls than anyone else on the field. The first half was super amazing!

Every time Suárez touched the ball he was booed loudly by the City fans. I guess it must have inspired him to open the game in the 16th minute stunning the boo boys into silence. And he wasn’t finish yet. Messi to Alba, who finds Suárez in the 30th minute and the Uruguayan made no mistake with this wicked goal either, claiming his brace, handing Barcelona a nice two-nothing lead and once again, sending the boo boys into silence.

All the negativity about Suárez leading up to the game paid off. He might have been subdued after scoring his brace, but don’t be ungrateful. Had it not been for his brace we wouldn’t have been handed a narrow advantage going into the second leg.

Aguero scored a crucial goal to keep City’s hopes alive in the 69th minute and Clichy was sent off in the 74th minute after a foul on Alves, leaving City one man less.

Zabaleta fouled Leo in the area and Leo had a chance to give the traveling team a 3-1 advantage, but Hart saved the penalty:

Football: Barcelona's Lionel Messi has his penalty saved by Manchester City's Joe Hart

His follow-up rebound diving header went wild.

This about sums up his and our dejection:

Football: Barcelona's Lionel Messi looks dejected after having his penalty saved

I don’t know if Leo has a hate relationship going on with penalties right now, but seeing how mad he was at missing that crucial penalty, he’s going to be even sharper for the second leg at the Camp Nou.

2-1 the final score in favor of FC Barcelona.

Fun Fact: All 3 goals of the match were made in South America. 🙂

This banner blew me away:

I leave you with our goal scorer:

Luis Suarez - Manchester City v Barcelona - UEFA Champions League Round of 16

Lionel Messi Luis Suarez and Lionel Messi of Barcelona share a joke as the teams line up during the UEFA Champions League Round of 16 match between Manchester City and Barcelona at Etihad Stadium on February 24, 2015 in Manchester, United Kingdom.

Leo’s like ‘Aww, Ney is telling Alves about us.’

Lionel Messi (L-R) Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez and Neymar of Barcelona  line up during the UEFA Champions League Round of 16 match between Manchester City and Barcelona at Etihad Stadium on February 24, 2015 in Manchester, United Kingdom.

Lionel Messi (L-R) Javier Mascherano, Daniel Alves, Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez and Neymar of Barcelona  line up during the UEFA Champions League Round of 16 match between Manchester City and Barcelona at Etihad Stadium on February 24, 2015 in Manchester, United Kingdom.

Ney’s face after Luis told him ‘You know you have to share Leo right?”

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Luis Suarez - Manchester City v Barcelona - UEFA Champions League Round of 16

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Luis Suarez - Manchester City v Barcelona - UEFA Champions League Round of 16

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Luis Suarez - Manchester City v Barcelona - UEFA Champions League Round of 16

Luis Suarez - Manchester City v Barcelona - UEFA Champions League Round of 16

Luis Suarez - Manchester City v Barcelona - UEFA Champions League Round of 16

Luis Suarez - Manchester City v Barcelona - UEFA Champions League Round of 16

NeyMessi 🙂

Luis Suarez - Manchester City v Barcelona - UEFA Champions League Round of 16

Football: Barcelona's Luis Suarez and Manchester City's Joe Hart at the end of the match

Football: Barcelona's Luis Suarez and Manchester City's Joe Hart at the end of the match

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3 thoughts on “Suarez silence the boo boys as Barcelona beat City at the Etihad

  1. From everything I’ve seen, Suarez feeds off catcalls, insults and criticism like he needs them to live. Look at what he did versus England in the World Cup after their team manager said he wasn’t world class. if I were on an opposing team, the last thing I’d do is jeer him.

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