Apparently losing to your old club by a 4-0 margin does not qualify as the worst loss for Pep Guardiola.
A hat trick from Messi and a lone goal from Neymar saw Barcelona cruise to a win at home against Manchester City on Wednesday.
Bravo was sent to the showers early in the second half, with City trailing by a goal. Matthieu was sent off later in the game.
Guardiola, however, denied it was his worst loss, pointing to a 4-0 defeat suffered against Real Madrid while he was at Bayern Munich in 2014.
“The worst defeat of my career was with Bayern against Madrid,” he said.
“It was the whole situation and the mistakes I made with the starting line-up.”
Guardiola felt his team created enough opportunities to get on the scoresheet, but he praised Barca’s quality.
“Last time with Bayern [in 2014] we didn’t create chances but today we did, we created chances to score one or two goals,” he said.
“But Barca can punish you, they have a lot of quality. We controlled, except the goal.”