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Borussia Monchengladbach 0-2 Manchester City: Player ratings as City ease to first leg victory

Goals from Bernardo Silva and Gabriel Jesus helped Manchester City to a snug 2-0 win over Borussia Monchengladbach in Budapest, within the first leg of their Champions League spherical of 16 tie on Wednesday night time.

Pep Guardiola’s males utterly dominated the first interval on the Puskas Arena, controlling 61% of possession. And they made Gladbach pay within the twenty ninth minute when Silva neatly headed in after connecting with an beautiful Joao Cancelo cross to make it 1-0 earlier than the interval.

Joao Cancelo with the right help ?

On a plate for Bernardo Silva who heads it house on the far put up! ?

Man City open the scoring!

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Monchengladbach improved after the break, not permitting City as a lot time and house on the ball, however the ‘away’ facet doubled their benefit on 65 minutes. Cancelo floated one other scrumptious cross into the realm, as soon as once more met by Silva, who cushioned the ball into the trail of Jesus to faucet in for 2-0, wrapping up the scoring.

Die Fohlen had one respectable likelihood with the final kick of the sport, however Hannes Wolf could not discover a well past Ederson and City held on for the 2-0 win.

Let’s get to the Citizens’ participant ratings…

Cancelo ? Cutting in from the left#UCL

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Ederson (GK) – 6/10 – Was made to panic briefly by an audacious Alassane Plea effort within the second half however, general, had little or no to do, making only one save proper on the demise.

Kyle Walker (RB) – 8/10 –
Bombed down the right-hand facet on a few events, inflicting issues within the ultimate third, and was rock strong all through, making six ball recoveries.

Ruben Dias (CB) – 7/10 – Another commanding efficiency from the Portuguese. Made a few good interceptions and received a couple of aerial duels, however actually stands out in the best way he organises his again line.

Aymeric Laporte (CB) – 7/10 – Was an enormous half in nullifying the breakaway risk that Die Fohlen posed, making three interceptions. a centesimal City look for the Frenchman.

Joao Cancelo (LB) – 9/10 – A full-back shouldn’t have these play-making skills. Played a lot of the sport as a central midfielder and was influential in practically each forward-thinking transfer. Picked out Silva with an exceptional cross to arrange the opener and replicated it within the buildup to the second.


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— Manchester City (@ManCity) February 24, 2021

Rodri (DM) – 8/10 – Imperious and unflappable within the holding function. Made three ball recoveries whereas additionally shifting the ball on brilliantly, protecting issues constructive and easy with a 92% move accuracy.

Ilkay Gundogan (CM) – 7/10 – Never gave his opposition a second’s relaxation, always urgent from the entrance. Also discovered house with ease as traditional and linked play up brilliantly when advancing up the sector.

Bernardo Silva (CM) – 9/10 –
Always popped up in pockets of house and made late runs into the realm, making it close to inconceivable to maintain tabs on him. Got on the scoresheet with a neat header simply earlier than the half-hour mark, and received the help for the second.


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— Manchester City (@ManCity) February 24, 2021

Raheem Sterling (RW) – 5/10 – A sub-par night for the winger. Found it powerful to get the higher of his markers, failing to register a key move and shedding the ball seven occasions earlier than coming off.

Gabriel Jesus (ST) – 7/10 – Linked play nicely at occasions when dropping deep, and did nicely to react within the six-yard field to get his purpose after lacking a one-on-one likelihood beforehand.

Phil Foden (LW) – 6/10 – Showed some beautiful touches and had spells the place he was actually influential in driving his facet ahead. But, usually, was stored pretty quiet.

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— Manchester City (@ManCity) February 24, 2021

Riyad Mahrez (RW) – 6/10

Ferran Torres (LW) – 6/10

Sergio Aguero (ST) – 6/10

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