Twitter erupts with laughter as Man City select Demichelis to mark Barcelona’s Lionel Messi

Eyebrows have been raised, Carlo Ancelotti-style, at Manuel Pellegrini’s ballsy decision to pick Demichelis for Man City tonight.

The Argentine is widely regarded as a slow, laborious and clumsy weak link in the City side, and the decision is a curious one.

Demichelis was singled out for ridicule in City’s loss to Chelsea in the league two weeks ago, so it’s hard to understand Pellegrini’s thinking here.

More, word is he’s been tasked with marking some guy called Lionel Messi…

Here’s how Twitter reacted.