After losing 3-0 to Liverpool in the first-leg of the Champions League quarter-final last week, a comeback seemed unlikely, but given City are one of the most expensive teams ever assembled, if anybody could do it it was them, right?
Well, when Gabriel Jesus scored after just two minutes, it looked doable, but second-half goals from Mo Salah and Roberto Firmino ensured Jurgen Klopp’s side a safe passage into the last-four.
The result means Pep hasn’t won the Champions League in three attempts with Bayern Munich and two with City, and even his predecessor Manuel Pellegrini managed to reach the semi-finals in his last season at the Etihad.
They’ll win the Premier League, but tonight will be a sore one for Pep and City to take:
Interesting. No UCL Final for Pep in last 7 years, having managed Barca, Bayern & Man City!
— Gary Kinsey (@KinseyEFC) April 10, 2018
— Dave Andrews (@daveandrews205) April 10, 2018
Pep has spent over £500m at City and reached the same stage of the champions league as Leicester did last season loooool
— ✧ (@VardySZN) April 10, 2018
Champions League ❌
Greatest ever PL side ❌
City going to spend millions again in the summer. Pep the fraud.
— AidaN 🇮🇪 (@AidanMUFC_) April 10, 2018
Pep learning things are different with the officials when you're not at Barca or Bayern
— Daily Cannon (@DailyCannon) April 10, 2018
Pep the fraud and Barca getting eliminated from CL is a Madrid fans dream
— Ash (@IconicCristiano) April 10, 2018
So you’re telling me Pep spent 488m in 18 months and can’t get past this Liverpool side? pic.twitter.com/A4gDSmERMz
— Felipé 🏴 (@ibrajrr) April 10, 2018
— Alastair Campbell (@campbellclaret) April 10, 2018
Jose ended Pep Fraudiola. Best manager in the world. No debate.
— James 🔴 (@EliteLukaku) April 10, 2018
And pep guardiola bottles it
— trevawn (@debrxyne) April 10, 2018
Pep spent 300 million on that defence. pic.twitter.com/v1Jv3y8S83
— The United Stand (@UnitedStandMUFC) April 10, 2018
Wonder if pep found a seat😬
— RedDevil Norway (@VegardPl) April 10, 2018
Pep is arguably the best manager in the world yet he still manages to be a fraud. Self-proclaimed football 'hipsters' and 'experts' are crying that he's got tactics wrong in both legs and it's cost him
— James (@FussballJames) April 10, 2018
Pep hasn't done anything meaningful in the Champions League for years now
— Dan (@DanR95) April 10, 2018
Tbh Pep lost City this game
— J (@JoelinSon) April 10, 2018
Does he really deserve all of the criticism he’s taking? What do you think?