Manchester City clashed heads with Borussia Dortmund at the Signal Iduna Park earlier tonight as they hoped to pick up a victory on the road in the UEFA Champions League. The Mancunian giants made a dominant start to the game but were held to a scoreless draw at half-time.
Pep Guardiola’s men kept dominating possession in the second half as the contest finished 0-0 with Man City being held to a frustrating draw away from home.
Let’s take a look at how each Manchester City player performed during the clash against Dortmund.
GK: Stefan Ortega – 7.5/10
The talented keeper made a few crucial saves at the back and earned a solid clean sheet tonight.
RB: John Stones – 7/10
Stones secured the ball back twice and made one key chance in the opponent’s half.
CB: Ruben Dias – 7/10
Dias did enough to keep a solid defensive shape at the back and secured a well-deserved clean sheet away from home.
CB: Nathan Ake – 7/10
He got stuck in with some crunching tackles and was very accurate with his passing.
LB: Joao Cancelo – 7/10
The Portuguese talent was not shy of making a tackle and made one good run with the ball. He got replaced at half-time.
RM: Riyad Mahrez – 6.5/10
Mahrez created a few meaningful chances for others around him but didn’t do enough to get his name on the scoresheet.
CM: Rodri – 7.5/10
The Spanish sensation anchored the midfield really well but offered very little in the final third.
CM: Ilkay Gundogan – 7/10
The German international secured the ball back twice and made some clever runs with the ball from midfield.
LM: Phil Foden – 7/10
Foden had a few bright moments in the Dortmund half but didn’t do enough to register a goal. He did well to last 80 minutes before being substituted by Graham Potter.
ST: Erling Haaland – 6/10
The Norwegian striker struggled to get going against his former club in the first half and was taken off at half-time.
ST: Julian Alvarez – 6/10
Alvarez did his fair share of defending but struggled to be clinical in front of the opponent’s goal.
CM: Bernardo Silva – 6/10
He made one promising chance in the second half.
CB: Manuel Akanji – 6/10
Akanji made a couple of solid tackles after coming off the bench.
LW: Jack Grealish – N/A
He didn’t get enough time to make an impact.
CM: Cole Palmer – N/A
Palmer came on for the final few minutes of the game.