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Sevilla 0-4 Manchester City: Match report, player ratings, fan reaction & more

Manchester City faced off with Sevilla on Tuesday evening in a Champions League clash.


Manchester City headed into the game as clear favourites, with the Sky Blues having reached the semi-finals and final of the Champions League in the last two seasons.

The Citizens now also have Champions League specialist Erling Haaland leading the line this term.

And, when all was said and done at the Ramon Sanchez-Pizjuan Stadiumum, it was not too surprising to see City come away with all three points.

Manchester City dominated from the get-go and took the lead 19 minutes in via Erling Haaland.

Manchester City’s onslaught continued in the second half and Kevin De Bruyne really should have made it 2-0 47 minutes in but Bona saved well.

Phil Foden added City’s second shortly before the hour with some great composure. Foden then turned provider to add Haaland’s second of the night and kill the tie off.

Ruben Dias then got himself on the scoresheet in injury time.


Sevilla player ratings

Bono (5) – Produced a good save when one on one with De Bruyne 47 minutes in.

Jesus Navas (5) – Kept Jack Grealish fairly quiet.

Jose Angel Carmona (4) – Hard a hard time dealing with the movement of Erling Haaland.

Tanguy Nianzou (4) – Like his teammates, he struggled to mark Haaland.

Marcos Acuna (4) – Had a tough night vs Foden and Kevin De Bruyne.

Nemanja Gudelj (5) – Passing was decent but he had a hard time picking up Man City’s midfielders.

Thomas Delaney (4.5) – Could have tracked De Bruyne better for the first goal.

Alex Telles (4.5) – Was asked to play in a more advanced role but still spent most of the game next to his own box.

Ivan Rakitic (4) – Offered nothing going forward before being subbed at half-time.

Papu Gomez (4) – Did not manage a shot on goal.

Isco (4) – Hardly touched the ball, which was to be expected given how deep Sevilla sat for much of the match.

Substitutes

Rafa Mir (4) – Struggled to have any impact on the game.

Joan Jordan (3) – Should have done a better job tackling Foden before his goal.

Kasper Dolberg (3.5) – Saw very little of the ball.

Suso (N/A)

Adnan Januzaj (N/A)

Manchester City player ratings

Ederson (6) – Did what little he had to well.

Joao Cancelo (5) – A quiet but decent display from the Portuguese. He provided the assist for the 4th.

Ruben Dias (6.5) – Had very little to do defensively, but his passing was good and he scored late on.

Manuel Akanji (6) – Saw little action on his debut but did the basics well.

Sergio Gomez (5.5) – A lively showing, but he made a few rash decisions and his crossing was not the best.

Rodri (6.5) – Controlled play from deep with his pinpoint passing.

Kevin De Bruyne (7 – Shooting was sketchy on Tuesday but he produced a great cross for the opening goal. Should have done better when through on goal minutes into the second half.

Bernardo Silva (6) – Silva’s passing was good and he created two key chances.

Phil Foden (8) – Clever pass to KDB for the opening goal. Showed great composure to score City’s second and got the assist for City’s third.

Jack Grealish (6.5) – Not the most spectacular display, but he helped City control the tempo of the match.

Erling Haaland (7.5) – Caused Sevilla defenders issues all evening with his clever movement. Scored twice.

Substitutes

Ilkay Gundogan (5) – Posed a threat with his runs from deep.

Julian Alvarez (3) – Did not produce a shot.

Cole Palmer (3) – Completed two dribbles but did little of note.

Riyad Mahrez (N/A)

Kalvin Phillips (N/A)

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