The omens aren’t good for Manchester City for their crucial Champions League game at Barcelona tonight.
Their Elite Development Squad was dumped out of the UEFA Youth League in the last 16 stage by AS Roma on Tuesday evening.
The Italian side hosted the knock-out match (the Youth League system not adopting two legs) and won 2-1 as three red cards were dished out in a full-blooded game.
Goals from Tomáš Vestenický and Lorenzo Pellegrini booked a mouth-watering semi-final game against Chelsea.
City’s task wasn’t helped when they were reduced to nine men following red cards for Kean Bryan and Jack Byrne.
Roma also had a man sent off in the last minute when Elio Capradossi conceded a penalty in the last minute, one which Thierry Ambrose promptly converted.