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Silva Gets 7.5, Cancelo With 7 | Manchester City Players Rated In Goalless Draw Vs Porto

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Premier League giants Manchester City played out a drab goalless draw against Portuguese heavyweights Porto tonight after a frustrating performance from the attacking players in front of goal. Despite having numerous opportunities to find the net, Pep Guardiola’s men struggled to find a route through Agustin Marchesin in between the Porto sticks. The likes of Ferran Torres, Raheem Sterling and Gabriel Jesus all had chances to find the net but were unable to do so. Having already secured qualification, it’s probably not a result that will bother the manager all that much.

Here Are The Manchester City Player Ratings Vs Porto:

Manchester City Player Ratings Vs Porto - Guardiola looks on
Manchester City’s Spanish coach Josep Guardiola holds the ball during the UEFA Champions League group C football match between FC Porto and Manchester City at the Dragao stadium in Porto on December 1, 2020. (Photo by MIGUEL RIOPA / POOL / AFP)

Manchester City Player Ratings Vs Porto

Ederson – 6

The Brazilian keeper had a couple of horror moments in the first half where he could’ve gifted the home side scoring opportunities. Apart from that, however, he was largely untroubled.

Joao Cancelo – 7

The speedster put up yet another commendable display in defence tonight as he didn’t allow the Porto attackers any space to get in behind. Tried to get forward and link up play too.

Ruben Dias – 7

The summer signing had very little to deal with in terms of Porto pressure as the Citizens kept control of possession right from the off. Did step in and stand strong when required to do so though.

Eric Garcia – 7

Like his centre-half partner, the young Spaniard had few situations where he was put under real pressure by the opposition. Made some good passes and never looked overly flustered.

Manchester City Player Ratings Vs Porto - City players react
PORTO, PORTUGAL – DECEMBER 01: Joao Cancelo of Manchester City reacts during the UEFA Champions League Group C stage match between FC Porto and Manchester City at Estadio do Dragao on December 01, 2020 in Porto, Portugal. (Photo by Octavio Passos/Getty Images)

Oleksandr Zinchenko – 6.5

The Ukrainian full-back spent a majority of the fixture in the Porto half and made sure to support the wingers whenever he was required to as well. Needs to improve the quality of his delivery though.

Fernandinho – 7

The veteran midfielder was as composed as ever in the middle of the park as he passed the ball around with great confidence. Got back and helped out in defence when required to as well.

Rodri – 7

The Spanish midfielder did his job satisfactorily tonight, despite getting into a couple of sticky situations. Delivered a couple of neat set-pieces and tried to link up the play in attack as well.

Phil Foden – 7

The youngster’s performance was nothing to write home about, but he certainly wasn’t the worst player on the pitch. Worked hard in attack but just wasn’t able to produce the required quality.

Manchester City Player Ratings Vs Porto - City players in action
PORTO, PORTUGAL – DECEMBER 01: Jesus Corona of Porto is challenged by Fernandinho of Manchester City and Rodri of Manchester City during the UEFA Champions League Group C stage match between FC Porto and Manchester City at Estadio do Dragao on December 01, 2020 in Porto, Portugal. (Photo by Octavio Passos/Getty Images)

Bernardo Silva – 7.5

The Portuguese maestro didn’t have his best outing down the middle tonight, but he was undoubtedly the best player on the pitch. Looked the likeliest to produce the final ball in attack.

Raheem Sterling – 6.5

The Englishman got into some dangerous positions over the course of the ninety but was unable to produce that required cutting edge in the final third. Wasted one excellent opportunity to score.

Ferran Torres – 6

Like Sterling, the Spaniard was also presented with glorious opportunities to find the net on a couple of occasions, but he was wasteful in the box. Linked up well and tried some good dribbles too.

Substitutes

Gabriel Jesus – 6

The Brazilian striker was brought on in the second half as the Citizens’ search for a winning goal went on. Despite having a flurry of good chances, he was unable to produce the goods.

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