Barcelona 2 Man City 1: Not much between two teams, says Kompany
Barcelona 2 Man City 1: Vincent Kompany insists that fine margins decided the last-16 Champions League tie
Vincent Kompany insisted that there was “not much between” Manchester City and Barcelona after the 10-man Citizens were knocked out of the Champions League.
Trailing 2-0 from the first leg of the last-16 tie, City’s Camp Nou task became harder when Lionel Messi scored from a Cesc Fabregas pass in the 67th minute, before Pablo Zabaleta was shown a second yellow card for dissent.
The way we have played means we should fear nobody next season and our time will come
Kompany prodded in from Edin Dzeko’s flick late on but Dani Alves made it 2-1 on the night when he scored from Andres Iniesta’s cross to wrap up an aggregate 4-1 win.
“We’ve got nothing left in the tank, we gave everything,” Kompany told Sky Sports. “We could have scored earlier which would have changed the game.
“You have to take your half chances against the best teams. Over the course of the two games there was not much between the sides. Lionel Messi is incredible player but outside of that it was even.
“It was a clear penalty as well. Edin Dzeko was in position to shoot and his trigger foot was caught.
“Only the winners get remembered but it’s only our third season in the Champions League.
“The way we have played means we should fear nobody next season and our time will come.”