• More pressure on me at Barcelona than City – Bravo

    More pressure on me at Barcelona than City – Bravo

    Manchester City goalkeeper Claudio Bravo says there was more pressure on him when he was at Barcelona than at the Etihad Stadium.

    Bravo, 33, left the Camp Nou for City in August and has had a mixed start to life in the Premier League, coming in for criticism following some of his performances.

    The Chile captain made an error on his debut for City in the 2-1 victory over Manchester United and was then sent off in the 4-0 Champions League defeat […]

  • Barcelona are much bigger than Manchester City – Bravo

    Barcelona are much bigger than Manchester City – Bravo

    Claudio Bravo has risked the wrath of Manchester City fans by insisting that his former team Barcelona are a “much bigger” club than his present employers.

     

    The Chile international followed Pep Guardiola to the Etihad Stadium in the summer as a replacement for Joe Hart but has endured a mixed start to life in England with a number of high-profile errors.

    Bravo was also sent off in the Champions League clash between the two teams, missing the return leg at the Etihad […]

  • Guardiola sweating on fitness of City keeper Bravo

    Guardiola sweating on fitness of City keeper Bravo

    Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola has been given an injury scare as keeper Claudio Bravo limped off the pitch in Chile’s draw with Colombia on Thursday evening.

    Bravo joined City from Barcelona this summer for £17.1million as a replacement for Joe Hart, who went on loan to Serie A side Torino after being frozen out by the new boss.

    The 33-year-old was replaced in the 64th-minute against Colombia by Johnny Herrera after he appeared to injure his right knee while trying to […]

  • Claudio Bravo takes blame for Manchester City’s loss at Barcelona

    Claudio Bravo takes blame for Manchester City’s loss at Barcelona

    Claudio Bravo said he must take a large part of the blame for Manchester City’s 4-0 thrashing by Barcelona in the Champions League.

    City were already trailing 1-0 to a Lionel Messi goal when he was sent off in the 54th minute for a deliberate handball.

    The red card was all of his own making as he miscued a clearance straight to Luis Suarez outside his box and then stopped his goal-bound lob with his fingers.

    Messi went on to a complete his […]

  • Bravo’s Man City display ‘one of the best’ – Guardiola

    Bravo’s Man City display ‘one of the best’ – Guardiola

    Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola insists Claudio Bravo produced “one of the best performances” he has ever seen from a goalkeeper during the 2-1 victory over Manchester United on Saturday.

    Bravo, who replaced Joe Hart as City’s No 1 goalkeeper earlier this summer, endured a difficult afternoon at Old Trafford and was at fault for Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s first-half strike which handed the hosts a route back into the match.

    The former Barcelona ‘keeper was also lucky to escape without punishment for a […]

  • OFFICIAL: Man City sign Bravo from Barcelona

    OFFICIAL: Man City sign Bravo from Barcelona

    The Chile international has moved to the Etihad Stadium on a four-year deal to replace Joe Hart, who is now expected to leave the club before the transfer window closes.

    Manchester City have completed the signing of Chile goalkeeper Claudio Bravo from Barcelona.

    Bravo, 33, has moved to the Etihad Stadium on a four-year deal as a replacement for Joe Hart, who is now expected to leave the club before the end of the transfer window.

    City boss Pep Guardiola had been keen […]

  • Joe Hart to play last Man City game tonight as Pep Guardiola brings in £17m Claudio Bravo

    Joe Hart to play last Man City game tonight as Pep Guardiola brings in £17m Claudio Bravo

    JOE HART has been told by Pep Guardiola that he will play for Manchester City on the day Claudio Bravo arrived to replace him.

    Joe Hart set to play final game for Manchester City in Champions League play-off

    After spending three games of the new season on the bench, Hart will face Steaua Bucharest in the Champions League play-off round second-leg clash tonight (7.45pm).

    But it is likely to be the goalkeeper’s farewell game because, despite his recall, he still wants to leave […]

  • Guardiola confirms Bravo on his way to replace Hart

    Guardiola confirms Bravo on his way to replace Hart

    Pep Guardiola insisted on Tuesday that he will continue working with Joe Hart at Manchester City, even as Barcelona goalkeeper Claudio Bravo flew in to replace the unwanted England international.

    Hart has been the most high-profile victim of Guardiola’s new reign as manager of the Premier League club, with the City boss publicly announcing his preference for a goalkeeper who can play better with the ball at his feet.

    Willy Caballero replaced Hart for City’s first three competitive games, all victories, that […]

  • Claudio Bravo lands at Manchester Airport ahead of City move

    Claudio Bravo lands at Manchester Airport ahead of City move

    The Barcelona goalkeeper is set to become Pep Guardiola’s ninth summer signing as out-of-favour Joe Hart’s future at the club is thrown into further doubt.

    Claudio Bravo has landed at Manchester Airport ahead of completing a move to Manchester City.

    As reported by Goal earlier on Tuesday, the goalkeeper was expected to arrive from Spain on Tuesday afternoon ahead of becoming Pep Guardiola’s ninth summer signing.

    Bravo will nearly double his salary with City, having accepted an annual wage of €6 million to […]