MANCHESTER. Manchester City demolishes Club Brugge 4-1 with goals of P. Foden (15′), R. Mahrez (54′), R. Sterling (72′) and Gabriel Jesus (90′). On the opposite side, Club Brugge scored with J. Stones (17′ own). Manchester City was vastly superior ball possession (71%) was among the key factors of its victory.
The match was held at the Etihad Stadium Stadium in Manchester on Wednesday and this began at 8:00 pm local time. The referee was Antonio Miguel Mateu Lahoz with the help of Pau Cebrián Devis and Roberto Díaz Pérez Del Palomar. The 4th official was Santiago Jaime Latre. The weather was cloudy. The temperature was quite cold around 6.7 degrees Celsius or 44.01 Fahrenheit. Humidity was up to 86%.
Manchester City was in firm control of the ball 71% while Club Brugge was struggling with a 29% ball possession.
Manchester City was more aggressive with 99 dangerous attacks and 22 shots of which 8 were on target. Which is one of the reasons Manchester City won the match.
Manchester City shot 22 times, 8 on target, 6 off target. On the opposite side, Club Brugge shot 7 times, 3 on target, 2 off target.
No yellow cards were issued to Manchester City. On the opposite side, No yellow cards were issued to Club Brugge.
After playing this match, Manchester City will have 9 points to move down in the 1st place. On the other side, Club Brugge will stay with 4 points to stay in the 3rd place.
J. Stones (OG)
K. De Bruyne
I. Van der Brempt
C. de Ketelaere
Club Brugge will host RB Leipzig on the 24th of November with a 1-0 head to head in favor of Club Brugge (0 draws).
Manchester City: Formation and Lineups
Manchester City started with a aggressive line-up (4-3-3).
The manager Josep Guardiola i Sala chose to play with the following team: Ederson , Kyle Walker , John Stones , Aymeric Laporte , João Cancelo , İlkay Gündoğan , Rodri , Bernardo Silva , Riyad Mahrez , Phil Foden and Jack Grealish .
Manchester City made 5 changes: J. Grealish for Gabriel Jesus (68′), R. Mahrez for R. Sterling (69′), B. Silva for K. De Bruyne (75′), K. Walker for O. Zinchenko (80′) and P. Foden for C. Palmer (80′).
Top player: João Cancelo
The player who no doubt impressed Manchester City the most was João Cancelo even if he didn’t score any goal.
His rating iswith 101 passes (91% accurate) and 6 key passes. He was won 3 duels out of 9. He performed 2 crosses. He hit the woodwork once times.
Club Brugge: Formation and Lineups
Club Brugge started with a 5-3-2 line-up (5-3-2).
On the opposite side, Philippe Clement played with: Simon Mignolet , Clinton Mata , Jack Hendry , Brandon Mechele , Stanley N’Soki , Eduard Sobol , Ruud Vormer , Mats Rits , Hans Vanaken , Noa Lang and Charles De Ketelaere .
Club Brugge made 5 changes: E. Sobol for F. Ricca (74′), N. Lang for B. Dost (78′), Clinton Mata for I. Van der Brempt (78′), M. Rits for N. Mbamba (78′) and C. de Ketelaere for K. Sowah (87′).
Top player: Clinton Mata
Probably the most impressive player in Club Brugge was Clinton Mata.
His rating iswith 28 passes (60% accurate) and 1 key pass. He was won 7 duels out of 9. He performed 2 crosses.
Results of the day
These are the results of the day in the Champions League