Manchester City clashed heads with Sevilla at the Ramon Sanchez-Pizjuan Stadium earlier tonight as they looked to grind out a good result on the road to open up their UEFA Champions League campaign. Erling Haaland opened the goal-scoring for the visitors in the 20th minute as Man City cruised to a 1-0 lead at the half-time break.
Phil Foden doubled his team’s advantage in the 58th minute with a clever finish. Haaland struck again for Man City just nine minutes later before Ruben Dias added a fourth goal in injury-time. The match ended with the Mancunian giants earning a hard-fought 4-0 win in Spain.
Let’s take a look at how each Manchester City player performed during the match against Sevilla.
GK: Ederson – 6.5/10
The Brazilian keeper had to make just one save in the game and secured an easy clean sheet at the back.
RB: Joao Cancelo – 8/10
Cancelo was solid when defending inside his half and picked up a couple of assists for setting up two of Man City’s four goals.
CB: Manuel Akanji – 7.5/10
He maintained a good defensive shape at the back and would be quite pleased with the clean sheet tonight.
CB: Ruben Dias – 8.5/10
Dias cleared his lines when needed and put the icing on the cake for Man City with a late injury-time goal.
LB: Sergio Gomez – 8/10
The Spaniard didn’t do much wrong at the back and was a real threat going forward.
CM: Kevin De Bruyne – 8/10
The Belgian international caused a lot of problems for the Sevilla defenders and has got an assist to show for his efforts.
CM: Rodri – 7/10
The Spaniard anchored the midfield well and was accurate with his passing.
CM: Bernardo Silva – 7.5/10
He worked hard defensively and engineered a couple of decent chances in the final third.
RW: Phil Foden – 8.5/10
The English talent was a constant menace in the final third and managed to get his name on the scoresheet in the 58th minute with a good finish.
ST: Erling Haaland – 8.5/10
Haaland was a real threat in front of the opposition goal and scored a goal in both halves to help Man City secure a dominant win away from home.
LW: Jack Grealish – 7/10
He created some inviting chances for others around him but didn’t do enough to register a goal.
CM: Ilkay Gundogan – 6.5/10
The German midfield ace made two key chances in the final third.
ST: Julian Alvarez – 6.5/10
He had a few lively moments in the game.
CM: Cole Palmer – 6.5/10
Palmer added more energy to Man City’s midfield.
CM: Kalvin Phillips – 6/10
He added more bite and steel to Guardiola’s midfield.
RW: Riyad Mahrez – 6/10
Mahrez offered very little in the final third.