Premier League giants Manchester City registered a comeback 3-1 victory against Porto in the Champions League, to get this season’s European adventure off to a positive start. The Citizens were given a shock in the first half when Luis Diaz found the net after seemingly running through the heart of the City back-line. Guardiola’s men came back into the tie just minutes later though, as Sergio Aguero scored from the penalty spot after Raheem Sterling was brought down. The second half showed City at their free-flowing best, as a sensational free-kick from Ilkay Gundogan and a good finish by Ferran Torres ensured that City started the Champions League campaign with all three points in the bag.
Here Are The Manchester City Player Ratings Vs Porto:
Manchester City Player Ratings Vs Porto
Ederson – 5
The Brazilian keeper could’ve cost the Citizens a goal during that tie as he played a terrible pass out from the back that went unpunished. Was helpless in terms of the first-half goal from Porto though.
Kyle Walker – 8.5
The Englishman bombarded up and down the flank on every opportunity he got, and his crossing from wide was exceptional tonight too. Watched the Porto winger well and commanded his flank effectively.
Ruben Dias – 5.5
The summer signing had what was, without a doubt, his worst performance for City yet. Could’ve easily scored an own goal in the first-half, but did make a number of good clearances.
Eric Garcia – 5
The youngster misplaced multiple passes in the defensive third that would’ve all been put away by a better standard of opposition. Was caught out of position on a number of occasions too.
Joao Cancelo – 4
The full-back was undoubtedly the worst player on the pitch tonight as he gave the ball away cheaply on multiple instances. Should’ve stood his ground ahead of the Porto opener in the first-half as well.
Bernardo Silva – 8
The Portuguese trickster caused the Porto defence all sorts of problems with his dribbling and incomparable range of passes. Picked up the ball in multiple areas and looked threatening too.
Rodri – 6.5
The Spaniard played a couple of loose passes over the ninety, but was secure on the ball for the most part. Should’ve done a better job on the lead up to the Porto goal and was average overall.
Ilkay Gundogan – 8
The German was all over the pitch for most of the tie, as he ran things with his passing and movement. Produced a moment of true quality to slot home a curling free-kick in the second half.
Riyad Mahrez – 6
The former Leicester City man had a couple of decent opportunities to score, but was unable to find the required finish in the final third. Played some neat crosses into the box and looked decent.
Raheem Sterling – 7
The speedster caused the Porto defence all kinds of problems with his movement in the second half, and his personal battle with Pepe was intriguing as well. Smart play to win the penalty too.
Sergio Aguero – 7
The Argentine veteran’s spot-kick went in from under the Porto goalkeeper, but he did well to keep his nerves and bring City level in the first-half. Didn’t have too many clear chances apart from that.
Phil Foden – 7
Set up a couple of decent chances and picked up the assist for Torres’ goal too. Was full of energy after coming on and looked sharp in the final third of the pitch.
Ferran Torres – 7
The Spaniard produced a brilliant finish to hand Guardiola’s side a deserved two goal cushion in the late stages of the tie. Looked threatening after coming on as well.
Fernandinho – NA
Came off injured five minutes after coming on.
John Stones – NA
Didn’t have time to make an impact.
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