A goal from Sergio Aguero and a late David Silva strike gave Manchester City a 2-1 victory at Hoffenheim as they bounced back from their opening Champions League defeat. A loss wouldn’t have spelled doom, as Group F is eminently winnable, but it would have meant City was sitting bottom after a third of the games had been played.
Manchester City’s stars were able to get a quick getaway after landing back in England on Wednesday following their win over Hoffenheim.
United are unbeaten in their eight previous Champions League ties with Valencia (W2 D4) although this is the first game between the clubs in the competition since December 2010 when the game finished 1-1.
“How he uses different areas, how he closes the space with the four in midfield, how they make the five in midfield from three and pull the winger inwards”.
“I was told that Pep Guardiola is really upset about the fact that City fans are not taking to the Champions League”, said Cheeseman during a discussion on City fans’ relationship with the Champions League.
After missing out on the 2018 FIFA World Cup, his peripheral role under Guardiola in the start of the new Premier League season raised eyebrows.
Hoffenheim are 11th in the Bundesliga with only seven points in their first six games.
The away win was thoroughly deserved as City were finally rewarded for their patience after dominating a determined Hoffenheim defence for long spells.
“He’s one of the best players I’ve trained”.
Manchester City puts together a fantastic 90 minutes to get up to three points and into second place in the group. Liverpool versus Man City nearly always lives up to its billing as one of the most entertaining matches on the English calendar, especially now that Klopp and Guardiola are in the respective dugouts.