Penalty?! Lionel Messi was tripped by Joleon Lescott in the Man City box [Pictures]

Manchester City were lucky to to give away a 12th minute penalty to Barcelona.

2-0 down in the tie at kick-off, Man City were fortunate that they were not penalised when defender Joleon Lescott clipped Lionel Messi in the City box.

Picture evidence clearly showed Lescott touched Messi’s ankle without playing the ball, however the referee failed to point to th espot.

See picture evidence of Lionel Messi’s penalty claim against Man City below.