Claudio Bravo had an absolute shocker for Manchester City and everyone thought the same thing…

You know how when players go back to an old club they always want to make a good impression to show they should never have been allowed to leave in the first place?

Well, Claudio Bravo did the exact opposite of that in Manchester City’s Champions League defeat at Barcelona.

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City were 1-0 down when, less than 10 minutes into the second half, he passed the ball straight to one of the deadliest strikers in the world, Barca’s Luis Suarez.

To be fair to him, he did get his hand to the subsequent shot and keep it out – the only problem was he was about 10 yards outside the penalty area at the time.

And that’s generally frowned upon by referees.

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Yep, Bravo saw red, City went on to lose 4-0 and everyone watching had pretty much exactly the same thought.

Because yes, in case you’d forgotten, Bravo was the goalkeeper brought in by Pep Guardiola because, for some reason, he didn’t want Joe Hart in his team.

The England stopper is now impressing for Torino, while City fans ponder what might have been.

Of course, one mistake doesn’t necessarily make Bravo a worse keeper than Hart who, let’s face it, had made a mistake or two of his own in his time.

Perhaps this sums things up best.

Still. Sucks to be Bravo right now.

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