Barcelona threw away a 4 – 1 first leg win over Roma as they were thumped 3 – 0 in the return leg in Rome on Tuesday night in a match where they were largely the second best team.
Manchester City on the other hand were unable to overturn Liverpool first leg 3 – 0 win as they were again beaten 1 – 2 in front of their own fans even after scoring first and starting brightly.
Pep Guardiola felt City were on the wrong end of some poor refereeing decisions after Jurgen Klopp recorded his third win against him this season, sending his team crashing out of the Champions League.
The City manager was sent to the stands for protesting to referee Antonio Mateu Lahoz as his team went on to lose their quarter-final tie 5 – 1 on aggregate thanks to a dismal second half performance.
City made a superb start to the second leg, scoring early through Gabriel Jesus, but Leroy Sane had another goal incorrectly disallowed for offside after the ball was inadvertently played to him by Liverpool’s James Milner.