How did GoldenrodPress rate Manchester City’s players after a difficult night in Lisbon?
Error for the third goal however made a number of key saves & interceptions at 1-0 to keep City in the tie.
Kyle Walker: 5
Ineffectual going forward, once again caught napping from a counter attack for the first goal, needed to stay with Cornet.
Comfortable as always in possession, out of possession abysmal. Continues to look completely out of depth in defence.
Eric Garcia: 7
Didn’t put a foot wrong all game. Always looking to move the ball forward, unlucky his excellent challenge didn’t prevent the first goal.
Aymeric Laporte – 7
Similar game to Garcia, let down by a dodgy VAR decision for the second goal.
João Cancelo – 4
Nowhere to be seen for the second goal, leaving Laporte 1v2 against Lyon forwards and slow to react to Ederson’s spill. Wayward crosses & no bite to his tackles. Looked out of position again.
İlkay Gündoğan – 3
Fail to see what his role in the team is meant to be. Doesn’t run. Doesn’t tackle. Doesn’t pass forward. Anonymous.
Rodri – 6
Tidy, won his personal duels and attempted to move the ball forward – suffered from a lack of support around him in midfield
Kevin De Bruyne – 8
Did his upmost to drag City through this tie, excellent passing to create chances and a cool finish to bring us level. Surely next season’s captain outright.
Gabriel Jesus – 6
Worked hard but no service. Stifled by a well organised back five.
Raheem Sterling – 7
Yes, he missed a sitter, but looked most likely (other than KDB) to make something happen. Everything good about our attacking play went through him.
Riyad Mahrez – 5
Important substitution to change the system to how we should’ve started but too one dimensional to be effective.
David Silva – Too late to mark
Such a shame to see his City career end on that note.