Holding midfielders by trade, Manchester City pair Fernando and Fernandinho might want to reconsider their job titles after tonight’s performance at Paris Saint-Germain.
City leave the French capital firmly in their Champions League quarter-final after an action-packed 2-2 draw with the Brazilian duo at the heart of most major incidents.
Fernando was responsible for the biggest howler of the night. Or at least partially responsible. He was the recipient of a pass from Joe Hart but a poor touch and worse composure saw Zlatan Ibrhaimovic close him down and cancel out Kevin De Bruyne’s opener with a ricochet. Hospital pass from Hart? Not according to viewers.
With his partner-in-crime and near-namesake in the doghouse, Fernandinho joined him there temporarily after being at fault for PSG’s second goal, scored from a corner by Adrien Rabiot.
However, he made up for it with an equaliser twenty minutes before the death.
See what City fans make of the result and their performances in the tweets below.
Fernando and Fernandinho, The nightmare pair for City
— Tancredi Palmeri (@tancredipalmeri) April 6, 2016
'Fernando & Fernandinho are the 2 worst Brazilian players I've ever seen.'
Fred and Jô like this.
— Paul Morrissey (@Paul_Morrissey) April 6, 2016
Joe Hart looking at Fernando at half time like.. pic.twitter.com/OhIqDfvFQc
— Football Tweets (@FutballTweets) April 6, 2016
Some blaming Hart for Fernando's blunder but Hart can't really expect a player like Fernando to botch this: pic.twitter.com/AUsYIBQTor
— Ives Galarcep (@SoccerByIves) April 6, 2016
Fernando, Casemiro, Coquelin… same issue all round
Mediocre footballers at the base of a non existent positional structure & pressing unit
— Sébastien Chapuis (@SeBlueLion_EN) April 6, 2016
Fernando saves the other Fernando from certain death. 2-2.
— Rafael Hernández (@RafaelH117) April 6, 2016
I'd say the woeful defending and Fernando gaff cancel each other out. Fair play to City. Ballsier performance than I was expecting from them
— Ed Stockton (@Red_Ed88) April 6, 2016