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Alvarez Gets 9, Mahrez With 8 | Manchester City Players Rated In Impressive Win Vs Sevilla

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Abhinab Ghosh
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Manchester City entertained Sevilla at the Etihad Stadium earlier tonight as they looked to secure a positive result at home in the UEFA Champions League. Man City made a sloppy start to the game and conceded the opening goal in the 31st minute when Rafa Mir found the back of the net for Sevilla. The home team went into the half-time break 1-0 down on the scoreline.

Rico Lewis equalised for Man City in the 52nd minute before Julian Alvarez got his name on the scoresheet and completed the turnaround for Man City in the 73rd minute. Riyad Mahrez put the game to bed just ten minutes later as Pep Guardiola’s men ended up earning an impressive 3-1 win in front of their home fans.

Let’s take a look at how each Manchester City player fared during the match against Sevilla.

GK: Stefan Ortega – 6.5/10

Ortega made one good save in the match but there was no clean sheet for him tonight.

RB: Rico Lewis – 7.5/10

He had a lively game down the right flank and scored the all-important equaliser for Man City early in the second half.

CB: Ruben Dias – 7/10

He got stuck in with a couple of solid tackles and was a threat at the other end of the field as well.

CB: Aymeric Laporte – 6.5/10

The Spaniard organised his defence well at times and was tidy with his passing.

Etihad Stadium
Etihad Stadium

LB: Sergio Gomez – 6/10

Gomez did his fair share of defending and was not shy of having a strike at goal.

CM: Ilkay Gundogan – 6.5/10

The German talent made one key chance in the final third but hardly got a sniff at goal.

CM: Phil Foden – 7.5/10

Foden caused all sorts of problems for the Sevilla defenders but failed to get his name on the scoresheet.

CM: Cole Palmer – 6/10

He struggled to get a foothold in the game and did well to last 69 minutes.

RW: Riyad Mahrez – 8/10

Mahrez had his moments in the final third and scored a late goal which killed the game off.

ST: Julian Alvarez – 9/10

Alvarez engineered a few excellent chances for others around him and has got two assists and a goal to show for his efforts.

LW: Jack Grealish – 6/10

He made two good chances in the first half but got replaced at half-time.

Substitutes:

CM: Rodri – 6.5/10

He added more experience to Man City’s midfield.

LW: Bernardo Silva – 6.5/10

Silva made one good chance in the final third.

CM: Kevin De Bruyne – 7/10

The Belgian talent made some inviting chances for his teammates and has got an assist to his name.

LB: Josh Wilson-Esbrand – 6.5/10

He kept things tidy at the back.

RB: Joao Cancelo – N/A

The Portuguese talent hardly had any time to make an impact.

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