Pellegrini laments City errors

Manuel Pellegrini believes Manchester City made too many mistakes to be able to beat Barcelona in their Champions League match.

Barca took a 2-1 lead from the first leg at the Etihad Stadium through a Luis Suarez brace, both goals coming in the first half, while Gael Clichy was sent off in the second half.

Sergio Aguero put City back in it before Lionel Messi missed a penalty but speaking after the match, the Chilean rued Suarez’s opener.

“The first goal was decisive and it was from our error,” he said, AS reports.

“We tried to get back into the game in the second half and sometimes we had clear chances, but with a player less it’s difficult.

“It’s a feeling of bitterness because we didn’t have a good first half. We gave away the first goal. We improved a lot in the second and we had chances.

“We played for 10-15 minutes with one less and against Barca that’s too much of an advantage.

“It’s difficult to get back in the tie because we lost at home but the team has to have enough personality to try it.

“If Messi scored that penalty it would have been worse.”

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