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Gundogan Gets 8, Rodri With 7.5 | Manchester City Players Rated In Scoreless Draw Vs Atletico Madrid

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Abhinab Ghosh
A 26-year-old sports writer and an aspiring football coach who has road-tripped across the Scottish Highlands, but has never been to Wales. Sucker for cliff-hangers and catchy riffs. Known to be a grunger and not to be a stranger.

Manchester City faced off against Atletico Madrid at the Wanda Metropolitano earlier tonight as they looked to defend their narrow 1-0 lead from the first leg. Pep Guardiola’s men dominated the game in the first half but were held to a scoreless draw at half-time.

Both teams fought tooth and nail in the second half but struggled to be clinical in the final third. The contest ended with Felipe getting sent off in injury-time as Man City had to settle for a 0-0 draw which ensured their qualification into the semifinals of the UEFA Champions League after the tie finished 1-0 on aggregate.

Let’s take a look at how each Man City player fared during the clash against Atletico Madrid.

GK: Ederson – 7.5/10

The Brazilian keeper made a few good saves during the game and secured an important clean sheet on the road.

RB: Kyle Walker – 7/10

The English full-back maintained a solid defensive shape at the back and made one key chance going forward.

CB: John Stones – 7/10

Stones kept things solid when defending inside his half and will be happy with the clean sheet tonight.

CB: Aymeric Laporte – 7/10

The Spaniard cleared the danger when needed and managed to restrict the home side from scoring a goal.

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LB: Joao Cancelo – 7.5/10

Cancelo performed his defensive duties well and made some encouraging runs down the left flank.

CM: Kevin De Bruyne – 6.5/10

The Belgian talent made two good opportunities in the final third but got replaced after the hour mark.

CM: Rodri – 7.5/10

He offered decent protection for his teammates at the back and had a couple of lively moments going forward.

CM: Ilkay Gundogan – 8/10

Gundogan did his fair share of defending and was a constant menace for the Atletico defenders on the attacking end of the pitch.

RW: Riyad Mahrez – 6.5/10

He completed a few exciting dribbles but didn’t do enough to register a goal.

ST: Phil Foden – 6/10

Foden struggled to influence the game up top and hardly got a sniff at goal.

LW: Bernardo Silva – 6/10

He made one good run with the ball but was lackluster in front of the Atletico goal.

Substitutes:

LW: Raheem Sterling – 6.5/10

Sterling added some pace to Guardiola’s attack.

CB: Nathan Ake – 6/10

He was solid at the back.

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