Man City players ratings vs Barcelona: Gundogan guns down La Liga champions

Manchester City got revenge on Barcelona following their 4-0 defeat at the Camp Nou with a 3-1 win at the Etihad.

Germany international of Turkish origin Ilkay Gundogan was the star of the show scoring a brace in what turned out to be a memorable night for City.

Below are our Man City player ratings

Caballero – 8

Excellent display filling in for the suspended Bravo. Commanding presence dealing with aerial balls and important saves.

Stones – 7.5

Much improved display compared to the last time he faced Barcelona. Made important blocks and kept Luis Suarez quiet.

Otamendi – 6

Shaky first half display but got his act together in the second half and dominated in the air.

Zabaleta – 7.5

Rarely put a foot wrong defensively and riled up the home support helping create a hostile atmosphere against Barcelona.

Kolarov – 7.5

Hard working defensive display and contributed to attacking moves when he got forward.

Fernandinho – 7

Assiduous midfield performance until he was forced off injured on the hour mark.

Sterling – 7.5

Unlucky to not have won a penalty early on – for which he was shown a yellow card for diving. Sterling was a menace going forward and tracked back well as well.

De Bruyne – 7.5

Took a while to get going but once he did Barcelona struggled to cope and his free-kick was out of this world!

David Silva – 7

Caused the Barcelona defence problems with his creativity and vision when in possession of the ball. Was the architect behind quite a few City counter-attacks.

Ilkay Gundogan – 9.5

His finest performance in a City shirt. Gundogan scored a brace – for the second game running – and played an instrumental role in the Citizens beating Barcelona.

Aguero – 7.5

Provided an assist for the third goal – although the replays showed the ball hit his hands. Aguero’s hold up play was brilliant and the Barca defence struggled to cope with his movement.