Premier League champion Manchester City in the fifth round of the UEFA Champions League group stage earlier, because Mahrez missed a penalty kick, and finally could only shake hands with Bundesliga powerhouse Borussia Dortmund 0-0, but Manchester City The first place in the group standings is still locked in advance.
After the game, Manchester City ranked first in Group G with 3 wins, 2 draws and 11 points, while Dortmund also qualified for the second place in the group one round earlier. After La Liga’s Sevilla defeated Copenhagen 3-0 yesterday, it has been determined that they need to participate in the Europa League. Copenhagen was eliminated after failing to win any victory.
Manchester City coach Pep Guardiola said in an interview after the game that the team performed better in the second half and conceded some goals and counterattacks in the first half. “We went through some difficulties because we had a very demanding game last week, but we finished well in the Champions League group stage and have managed to reach the last 16.”
Haaland was substituted with a fever
In addition, Norwegian star Haaland, who has performed very well in all competitions this season, was replaced with Cancelo after only participating in half-time against his former club Dortmund. Guardiola explained that Haaland and Cancelo had developed fevers before the game and decided to replace them after half-time.
In the 58th minute of the campaign, Mahrez was fouled by Emrecan in the penalty area, but he was saved when he took the penalty himself, and he missed the penalty again after the last round against Copenhagen. According to statistics, since Guardiola coached Manchester City, the Blue Moon has missed 25 penalty kicks, which is also the most in the Premier League in the same period.
Guardiola said for this, “We have missed 24 or 25 penalties since I came here, which is really a lot. This is a problem, and we also need to make improvements. lead to different outcomes.