Pep Guardiola has moved to defend Sergio Aguero after he missed a crucial penalty in the defeat to Chelsea.
Manchester City's Premier League title celebrations have been put on ice after a late defeat to their fellow Champions League finalists, but it could have been so much different.
Raheem Sterling put the Blues ahead towards the end of the first-half and moments later Aguero had the chance to make it two from the penalty spot after Gabriel Jesus was fouled by Billy Gilmour in the box.
However, the Argentine squandered his chance in embarrassing fashion. He attempted a Panenka spot-kick but Edouard Mendy simply caught the ball.
Second-half goals from Hakim Ziyech and Marcos Alonso saw Chelsea win the game but Guardiola refused to criticise Aguero for his mistake afterwards.
"It's his decision," he told Sky Sports.
"The taker makes the decision. I always tell him take one decision and take it fully convinced.
"He tried to do it this way. Nothing to add."
Guardiola was also adamant that City should have been awarded a penalty when the scores were still 1-1 after Sterling was upended by Kurt Zouma in the box.
"It was a tight game, but in general we played really good," he added. "We miss our chance in last minute of first half with the penalty.
"They are a top side and we were playing better. We were in a good position but in the end they score.
"It’s a penalty. That’s all. It happens, it’s football. We will try next time to score our penalty. That's all I can say. I saw on the TV it was a penalty."