A second-string City out winners vs Sevilla


A second-string Manchester City side ran out 3-1 winners against Sevilla in their final game of the Champions League group stage. 

Youngsters Rico Lewis and Cole Palmer were both named in the starting eleven,

while backup keeper Stefan Ortega was also handed his second start of the season. 

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While it wasn’t hugely important for the home team to win the game,

as they’d already qualified for the knockout stages,

 Pep Guardiola will be please with the resolve his team showed in coming from behind to win the game. 

The Sky Blues went into half-time 1-0 down after Rafa Mir’s opener,

but the hosts responded well in the second half with goals from Lewis,

Julian Alvarez and Riyad Mahrez. 

City, as usual,

dominated possession in the first half but failed to create any huge chances- registering just one shot on target. 

The Sky Blues’ best chance of the half came in the 28th minute

when Ilkay Gundogan found space in the box but the midfielder could only drill his effort into the side netting. 

And the hosts didn’t help themselves in a defensive sense either,


with some terrible marking allowing Mir to put the La Liga side ahead. 

Rico Lewis became Manchester City’s

youngest ever goalscorer in Champions League competition as Pep Guardiola’s side came from behind to beat Sevilla.

The right-back,

aged 17 years and 346 days and making his first senior start, provided the spark for an unusually sluggish City on Wednesday by hitting a superb equaliser at the Etihad Stadium.

Rafa Mir had given the Spanish side a surprise lead but City stepped up

after Lewis’ leveller early in the second half and went on to win convincingly with strikes from Julian Alvarez and Riyad Mahrez.

There had been nothing riding on the game with City already confirmed as Group G winners and Sevilla heading to the Europa League from third place.

Consequently the first half was a largely forgettable affair,

notable only for Mir’s well-taken header.


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