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Home price and eighth in sight for Manchester City

ByRoborto Sykes

Nov 4, 2020

After beating Porto 3-1 and Marseille 3-0, City consolidated its first place in Group C with 9 points, ahead of Porto (6) and the Greeks (3), while OM brought up the rear with a counter to zero.

Faced with Greeks who came with almost as much ambition in the game as Marseille at home last week, the Mancuniens ideally prepared – without drawing too much on their reserves – their shock of Sunday in the league, the reception of Liverpool.

From the first minutes, Pep Guardiola’s men largely dominated the proceedings, positioning themselves in 2-3-5 in the offensive phase and often having their ten outfielders in the opposing camp.

The hardest part in this type of match is often to break the lock and it was believed that by arriving there in the 12th minute, City would offer themselves an easy success.

Ferran Torres and Kevin de Bruyne made a superb one-two end of the game, before the very lively Spaniard beat Jose Sa between the legs, up close (1-0).

Until the break, Olympiakos did not seek to play higher, at least managing not to concede too many clear chances to his opponent.

In the second half, the Greeks raised their heads, a bit, when Mathieu Valbuena and Youssef El-Arabi made some timid forays into the opposing last 20 meters, while City could not really take advantage of the little extra space. that it offered him.

It was not until the entry of Gabriel Jesus, back from injury, to see the Citizens take shelter, with a closed angle shot, but powerful (2-0, 81st) before, on a shot 20 meters, Cancelo, also a substitute at kickoff, does not complete the success (3-0, 90th).

If mathematically nothing is done, the difference in level of play between City and the other teams in the group leaves little doubt as to the identity of the team which should finish first.