Champions League: Manchester City nearly gets a goal against Barcelona on free kick (GIF)

Mandatory Credit: Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports

Barcelona is in England taking on Manchester City in the UEFA Champions League. Barcelona has been dominating the pressure early on, having 73 percent of the possession early in the game. Despite that, Manchester City might have gotten the best chance early on in the game. They took a free kick from the touchline about 25 yards out from the corner flag and whipped it in.

There was some chaos and the keeper, Victor Valdes got caught off his line. He went out to try and make a play but missed the ball. It bounced around just outside the goal and he was able to make it back and grab it in mid-air and prevent a goal from going in. He grabbed it with his arms around Barcelona defender Gerard Pique’s head. It was a close call but the angle shows that it didn’t go in.

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Topics: Barcelona, Manchester City

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