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You won’t win UCL defending with seven players – Henry warns PSG over Messi, Mbappe, Neymar  Arsenal legend, Thierry Henry, has said that Paris Saint-Germain cannot win the Champions League “defending with seven players”.  Henry stated this on CBS, while offering his analyis on PSG’s group game at Manchester City.  Kylian Mbappe opened scoring at The Etihad, before Pep Guardiola’s men turned it around through Raheem Sterling and Gabriel Jesus.  Henry has now criticized Mbappe and fellow forwards Lionel Messi and Neymar, for their lacklustre performance on Wednesday.   He said PSG have no hope of getting their hands on the European silverware if their Ligue 1 stars continue to neglect their defensive responsibilities.  “If you want to win the Champions League, you cannot defend with seven players.  “It is impossible, I don’t care who you are. The full backs are exposed, so it’s virtually a three vs one, three vs two on the pitch.  “Team that win titles – and the Champions League even more so – have their front-three facing the ball.  “That way the full backs will feel more comfortable with what’s going on behind them.  “But right now they’re too exposed. Teams in France cannot expose them, but Man City can,” Henry said.  He added: “Pochettino is not allowed to be Pochettino at times with that team.  “How do you take (Messi, Mbappe or Neymar) off? So he put Angel Di Maria in midfield – but he was exposed and not helping.”
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You won’t win UCL defending with seven players – Henry warns PSG over Messi, Mbappe, Neymar Arsenal legend, Thierry Henry, has said that Paris Saint-Germain cannot win the Champions League “defending with seven players”. Henry stated this on CBS, while offering his analyis on PSG’s group game at Manchester City. Kylian Mbappe opened scoring at The Etihad, before Pep Guardiola’s men turned it around through Raheem Sterling and Gabriel Jesus. Henry has now criticized Mbappe and fellow forwards Lionel Messi and Neymar, for their lacklustre performance on Wednesday. He said PSG have no hope of getting their hands on the European silverware if their Ligue 1 stars continue to neglect their defensive responsibilities. “If you want to win the Champions League, you cannot defend with seven players. “It is impossible, I don’t care who you are. The full backs are exposed, so it’s virtually a three vs one, three vs two on the pitch. “Team that win titles – and the Champions League even more so – have their front-three facing the ball. “That way the full backs will feel more comfortable with what’s going on behind them. “But right now they’re too exposed. Teams in France cannot expose them, but Man City can,” Henry said. He added: “Pochettino is not allowed to be Pochettino at times with that team. “How do you take (Messi, Mbappe or Neymar) off? So he put Angel Di Maria in midfield – but he was exposed and not helping.”

Arsenal legend, Thierry Henry, has said that Paris Saint-Germain cannot win the Champions League “defending with seven players”. Henry stated this on CBS, while offering his analyis on PSG’s group game at Manchester City. Kylian Mbappe opened scoring at The Etihad, before Pep Guardiola’s men turned it around through Raheem Sterling and Gabriel Jesus. Henry has now criticized Mbappe and fellow forwards Lionel Messi and Neymar, for their lacklustre performance on Wednesday. He said PSG have no hope of getting their hands on the European silverware if their Ligue 1 stars continue to neglect their defensive responsibilities. “If you want to win the Champions League, you cannot defend with seven players. “It is impossible, I don’t care who you are. The full bac...
PSG players know the situation – Pochettino speaks on leaving for Man Utd after City defeat
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PSG players know the situation – Pochettino speaks on leaving for Man Utd after City defeat

Paris Saint-Germain manager, Mauricio Pochettino, has said his players “know very well the situation”, as it concerns speculation linking him with the Manchester United job. Pochettino is heavily tipped to replace Ole Gunnar Solskjaer at Old Trafford. It was amid these speculations he arrived in the blue half of Manchester, to face Pep Guardiola’s men in the Champions League group stage. PSG lost 2-1 at the Etihad, despite taking the lead through Kylian Mbappe. Raheem Sterling and Gabriel Jesus scored for City, to ensure they finish as group winners. Pochettino has now denied the speculation over his future had unsettled the squad. He said: “The players know very well the situation – we are living in a business in which rumours are there, sometimes negative, ...
Mauricio Pochettino told to ‘get out’ of PSG immediately after 2-1 defeat to Man City
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Mauricio Pochettino told to ‘get out’ of PSG immediately after 2-1 defeat to Man City

Paris Saint-Germain boss, Mauricio Pochettino has been told to get out of the club after he watched his French side lose 2-1 to Man City in the Champions League on Wednesday night. Liverpool legend, Jamie Carragher wants Pochettino to ‘get out of’ PSG as quickly as possible and head to Manchester United if the Red Devils come calling for him. PSG were defeated 2-1 by Pep Guardiola’s City side with Kylian Mbappe putting the visitors ahead before goals from Raheem Sterling and Gabriel Jesus gave City the win. PSG had their Lionel Messi, Neymar and Mbappe front line but Carragher was left thoroughly unimpressed by their performance. He said Pochettino should be looking for the exit door at PSG and hoping that Man United make a move for him. “Pochettino has to ge...
Guardiola gives Ederson and Jesus update ahead of Manchester City Champions League clash
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Guardiola gives Ederson and Jesus update ahead of Manchester City Champions League clash

The Brazil internationals are neither in or out of Pep's plans, with the pair already in Belgium prior to a meeting with Club Brugge Pep Guardiola is yet to rule Ederson and Gabriel Jesus in or out of his plans for Manchester City’s Champions League clash with Club Brugge on Tuesday, but a couple of Brazil internationals are already in Belgium. On the back of World Cup qualifying duty with their country, two South American stars were advised against returning to England where they would be forced to quarantine for 10 days. They were instead told to report early for continental competition, with Guardiola and the rest of the Sky Blues squad set to jet out and join them on Monday evening.  
Jesus names Chelsea Player he really Likes
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Jesus names Chelsea Player he really Likes

Manchester City striker, Gabriel Jesus, has named Romelu Lukaku as the Chelsea player he admires most. Jesus said this following City’s Premier League 1-0 win against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge over the weekend. The Brazilian international netted the only goal of the match for City against Chelsea to give Pep Guardiola’s side all three points against the Champions League holders. “They [Chelsea] were strengthened by the arrival of [Romelu] Lukaku,” Jesus told ESPN Brazil. “He is a player that I really like, a goalscorer, very strong, physically, technically. “They have strengthened themselves and come even stronger.” Lukaku re-joined Chelsea in the summer transfer window from Inter Milan. The Belgium international netted an impressive 64 goals in just 9...
Guardiola names Man City’s best signing after 1-0 win against Chelsea
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Guardiola names Man City’s best signing after 1-0 win against Chelsea

Manchester City boss, Pep Guardiola, has identifield Gabriel Jesus as one of the club’s best signings. Guardiola said this after Jesus’s impressive display for Man City against Chelsea in the Premier League on Saturday. Jesus scored the only goal for City in their 1-0 win over Thomas Tuchel’s side at Stamford Bridge. “Gabriel is one person or player who deserves the very best,” said Guardiola at his post-match press conference after the game. “He is a guy who runs and works for everyone, and every time he scores I am happiest man. He can play up front in all three positions and he does them all very well. “We know from the past how aggressive Chelsea are in the duels. But you’ve to handle that, at this level. “And Gabriel, he went down, but he got up – and got up to try...
Real reason Man City defeated Chelsea at Stamford Bridge – Cesar Azpilicueta
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Real reason Man City defeated Chelsea at Stamford Bridge – Cesar Azpilicueta

Chelsea captain, Cesar Azpilicueta, has revealed that Manchester City defeated the Blues 1-0 at Stamford Bridge because Pep Guardiola’s men were at their best level. Azpilicueta explained that Chelsea could not keep the ball and made so many mistakes against Man City during the encounter. A second-half goal from Gabriel Jesus ensured the Premier League champions defeated Thomas Tuchel’s side at Stamford Bridge. “It was not our best performance,” Azpilicueta was quoted by Daily Mail as saying at his post-match press conference. “Especially in the first half, it was hard to get out. We didn’t create chances and lost the ball too easily. After the goal, we had a good reaction, but it was not enough to get something from the game. “They were at their best level. We couldn’t ke...
Jesus Clinches key City Win in Thriller at Chelsea
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Jesus Clinches key City Win in Thriller at Chelsea

Gabriel Jesus struck a potentially significant blow in the Premier League title race for Manchester City, as his goal helped them defeat their Champions League final conquerors Chelsea 1-0 at Stamford Bridge. The meeting between the European and English champions, four months on from their clash on the big stage in Porto, lived up to its billing, with City at first dominant, grabbing their deserved goal when Jesus swivelled and shot into the bottom corner on 53 minutes. It was the first goal Chelsea had conceded from open play in the league this season and it transformed the contest into a furious end-to-end battle. Jack Grealish had a shot tipped around the post and Jesus was denied a second by Thiago Silva's goal-line clearance, before Romelu Lukaku's tap-in was ruled out for ...
Brazil Calls up eight EPL Players for World Cup Qualifiers [Full list]
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Brazil Calls up eight EPL Players for World Cup Qualifiers [Full list]

Brazil has called up eight England-based players for October’s triple-header of South American 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifiers This comes amid hopes of a resolution to a stand-off with English Premier League (EPL) clubs. The Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF) said on Friday that the 30-man squad has Manchester City pair Gabriel Jesus and Ederson, and Liverpool duo Alisson and Fabinho. It also includes Chelsea’s Thiago Silva, Fred of Manchester United, Leeds United’s Raphina and Tottenham’s Emerson Royal. Head coach Tite also named five Brazil-based players for the fixtures against Venezuela, Colombia and Uruguay. The announcement comes after Premier League clubs barred their Brazilian players from taking part in September’s World Cup qualifiers...
Champions League: Guardiola explains why he screamed at Mahrez during Leipzig wi
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Champions League: Guardiola explains why he screamed at Mahrez during Leipzig wi

Manchester City manager, Pep Guardiola, has said he was unhappy with Riyad Mahrez for ignoring his half-time instructions during their 6-3 win over RB Leipzig in the Champions League. It was Guardiola’s 87th victory in the competition, overtaking legendary Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger into third place. The game was also the highest-scoring European game of the Spaniard’s career, with Nathan Ake, Jack Grealish, Joao Cancelo, Gabriel Jesus and Mahrez all getting on the scoresheet. Despite his side netting six goals, in the 63rd minute with City 4-2 ahead, Guardiola called Mahrez over and berated him, screaming in his face. Grealish also received similar treatment from the former Barcelona and Bayern Munich boss. When asked why he was so unhappy with Mahrez and Grealish, Gua...
Guardiola expects Ederson & Jesus to play for Man City against Leicester amid Brazil ban request
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Guardiola expects Ederson & Jesus to play for Man City against Leicester amid Brazil ban request

  The Catalan coach admits the situation is unclear with FIFA amid fears that as many as eight Premier League players will be barred from playing Pep Guardiola is expecting to be able to play Ederson and Gabriel Jesus in Saturday's Premier League clash with Leicester City although he says the situation over their availability remains unclear. City were among five Premier League clubs that stopped their players travelling to red-list countries in South America, but the Brazilian FA has since responded by imposing a restriction on playing five days after the international window. Back-up keeper Zack Steffen, meanwhile, is ruled out after testing positive for COVID-19 meaning Guardiola could be forced to field third-choice Scott Carson, who has played just one Premier League in t...
FIFA bans eight players from Man Utd, Chelsea, others for Weekend Matches
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FIFA bans eight players from Man Utd, Chelsea, others for Weekend Matches

Brazil have requested that FIFA invoke the five-day rule, which means at least eight Premier League players will not be available for selection this weekend. According to the UK Mirror, the affected clubs are Manchester City, Leeds, Liverpool, Chelsea and Manchester United. Liverpool will be without Becker Alisson, Roberto Firmino and Fabinho, for their trip to Leeds on Sunday. Marcelo Bielsa’s squad will also not include Raphinha. Manchester City duo of Gabriel Jesus and Ederson will miss their clash with Leicester City on Saturday. Chelsea’s Thiago Silva and Manchester United’s Fred are also affected. The Premier League clubs had risked FIFA ban, after expressing issues with the players travelling for international duty amid the UK’s strict COVID-19 regulations. Th...
Brazil vs Argentina: Lionel Messi doubtful, Neymar eyes victory
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Brazil vs Argentina: Lionel Messi doubtful, Neymar eyes victory

Brazil host Argentina in Sunday’s World Cup qualifier less than two months after their Copa America final from less than two months ago. Depleted Brazil were second best for much of their trip to Santiago having seen 11 players prevented from joining the squad by their clubs due to coronavirus quarantine restrictions. Key English based players Alisson of Liverpool, Chelsea’s Thiago Silva and Manchester City’s Gabriel Jesus were missing but crucially Neymar, who plays for Paris Saint-Germain in France, was available. But they continued their perfect start to qualifying with a seventh win out of seven as Everton Ribeiro scored the only goal in a 1-0 away victory over Chile. Also, Argentina star Lionel Messi is a slight doubt after being subjected to a harsh tackle by Ve...
Raheem Sterling set to leave Man City over Ronaldo’s arrival
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Raheem Sterling set to leave Man City over Ronaldo’s arrival

Manchester City have offered Raheem Sterling to Juventus in a swap deal involving Cristiano Ronaldo. The Premier League champions and the Italian side are very close to agreeing a deal to see Ronaldo move to the Etihad Stadium this summer. The Portuguese star, according to multiple reports in Europe, has asked to be sold by Juventus. And AS reports that Man City are in ‘advanced talks’ over a stunning swoop for the Portuguese superstar. Juventus wanted the Premier League champions to use Jesus as an exchange for Ronaldo, but the report claims Pep Guardiola is not willing to go that way. AS claims that only a transfer fee agreement stands in the way of the deal being done, with the Spanish outlet claiming Juventus want ‘at least €25million’ or Gabriel Jesus as...
Bruno Fernandes Equals Jesus’ record after Man United’s 1-1 draw with Southampton
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Bruno Fernandes Equals Jesus’ record after Man United’s 1-1 draw with Southampton

Manchester United midfielder, Bruno Fernandes, on Sunday equalled Manchester City striker Gabriel Jesus’ record for the most away games unbeaten at the start of a Premier League career with 26 games. Fernandes equalled Jesus’ record after featuring in Man United’s Premier League 1-1 draw against Southampton on Sunday afternoon. The Portugal international failed to score for Man United against Southampton as Mason Greenwood’s second-half goal cancelled out Fred’s first-half own-goal at St Mary’s. Fernandes was impressive for the Red Devils against Leeds United in the Premier League last weekend. The 26-year-old scored a hat-trick against Leeds United at Old Trafford. Fernandes will now hope to lead Man United to victory when they take on Wolves in their next P...
Man City boss Guardiola: Gabriel Jesus has key role to play
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Man City boss Guardiola: Gabriel Jesus has key role to play

Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola is adamant Gabriel Jesus has a big role to play this season. Gabriel struggled for a regular game during their title triumph last term. But Guardiola said today: “I would say we play with recognised strikers. "Gabriel is an incredibly important player for us. He can play as a striker or wider. “He is exceptional and he has a key role for us for many years and been a big part of the huge success we've had every season." Guardiola also took a moment to pay tribute to Sergio Aguero after his departure for Barcelona. “Sergio was injured and played a few games last season. “Always when Sergio was fit he was an important part of the team. “He was incredibly recognised by me. He was a proper striker and Gabriel is a proper striker. “We...
Man City offer Sterling, three other players in exchange deal for Harry Kane
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Man City offer Sterling, three other players in exchange deal for Harry Kane

  Manchester City is desperate to land Harry Kane this summer and has resolved to offer Tottenham Hotspur four players in an exchange deal. According to L’Equipe, the four players are Raheem Sterling, Riyad Mahrez, Bernardo Silva and Gabriel Jesus. Man City are willing to offer Tottenham one out of the four players plus cash in a bid to sign Kane. The Citizen are keen to sign Kane this summer to bolster Pep Guardiola’s squad ahead of the 2021/2022 season after winning the Premier League title last season. Kane is set to leave Tottenham this summer after he told the club ahead of the recently concluded Euro 2020 that he wants to leave Spurs. His current deal with Tottenham will expire in 2024. Asked about Kane earlier this week, the new Tottenham manager, Nuno ...
Man City Puts up Sterling, Mahrez, seven other players for sale [Full list]
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Man City Puts up Sterling, Mahrez, seven other players for sale [Full list]

  Manchester City winger, Raheem Sterling, is among nine players up for sale at Etihad this summer, The Athletic reports. Other players up for sale are Riyad Mahrez, Aymeric Laporte and Gabriel Jesus. The rest of the players on the list are Bernardo Silva, Lukas Nmecha, Pedro Porro, Yangel Herrera and Ivan Ilic. Man City are keen to sell the players this summer in a bid to raise funds to sign Tottenham Hotspur striker, Harry Kane and Aston Villa’s Jack Grealish. Both Kane and Grealish are likely to cost a combined fee in excess of £200million. Man City wants to bolster their squad under Pep Guardiola ahead of the 2021/22 season after winning the Premier League title last season.
Copa America: Jesus banned, Neymar angry
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Copa America: Jesus banned, Neymar angry

  Brazil striker, Neymar, has lambasted the South American football body, CONMEBOL, after it confirmed his team-mate Gabriel Jesus, will be suspended for the Copa America final. This is due to a red card Jesus received during their 1-0 quarter-final win over Chile. CONMEBOL announced on Tuesday it suspended Jesus for two matches. The Manchester City striker did not play in Brazil’s 1-0 semi-final victory against Peru on Monday, with Everton taking his place in the team. “It is very sad to be on the hands of people who make this kind of decisions,” Neymar said of the incident on Instagram. CONMEBOL also fined Jesus $5,000 and Brazil cannot appeal the decision. Jesus said on Instagram he did not agree with the decision. “Two-match ban and no appeal? Congratul...
Copa America final: Gabriel Jesus banned from facing Argentina
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Copa America final: Gabriel Jesus banned from facing Argentina

  Brazil striker, Gabriel Jesus, is banned for Saturday’s Copa America final. The Manchester City star was handed a two-game ban by South American football’s governing body CONMEBOL. Jesus was shown a red card for a foul on Eugenio Mena in Brazil’s 1-0 win over Chile in the quarter-final of the competition on Friday. He sat out their 1-0 win over Peru in the semi-final and will now miss the final against Argentina on Saturday. CONMEBOL also confirmed Jesus has been fined $5,000. Everton came in for Jesus against Peru, with Lucas Paqueta scoring the winning goal, following fantastic work from Neymar.
Spurs staff urging Levy to consider Man Utd, Man City swap talks for Kane
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Spurs staff urging Levy to consider Man Utd, Man City swap talks for Kane

Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy is being pushed internally to explore swaps with Manchester City and Manchester United for star striker Harry Kane. The Daily Mail says staff at Tottenham have been planning for the likely departure of Harry Kane for weeks. While Levy has been prepared to dig his heels in, there has been an acceptance throughout the club for some time that Kane will leave this summer. It is also understood that at scouting and recruitment level talks about planning for a future without Kane have been going on since that period. Recruitment staff have already identified which players they might be able to take in part-exchange from both Manchester clubs. City's Brazilian, Gabriel Jesus, was one name and United's Anthony Martial was another. With even Europe's bi...
Rio Ferdinand Blames John Stones after Man City’s 2-1 Defeat to Leeds United
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Rio Ferdinand Blames John Stones after Man City’s 2-1 Defeat to Leeds United

Rio Ferdinand has blamed John Stones for Manchester City defeat to Leeds United in the Premier league on Saturday. Leeds stunned the league leaders at the Etihad on Saturday, with Kalvin Phillips and Stuart Dallas putting up outstanding performances in the visitors’ 2-1 win. Dallas scored netted his second in the game in stoppage time to seal three points for Marcelo Bielsa’s side after Ferran Torres had levelled for City in the 76th minute. Leeds played with 10 men after Liam Cooper was sent off for a reckless challenge on Gabriel Jesus on the stroke of half-time. “We asked before the game whether Leeds United can adapt. Will Bielsa adapt his tactics to play against a top-notch team like this?” Ferdinand told BT Sport. “He was forced to go down to 10 men and then he ada...
Man City vs Leeds: Guardiola explains why he dropped Aguero, Laporte
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Man City vs Leeds: Guardiola explains why he dropped Aguero, Laporte

Manchester City manager, Pep Guardiola, has claimed he left out Sergio Aguero from his squad to face Leeds United on Saturday, because he had “niggles”. Guardiola has shuffled his pack for the Premier League clash, making seven changes from the team that beat Borussia Dortmund 2-1 in the Champions League. Only Ederson, Bernardo Silva, John Stones and Joao Cancelo all keep their places. In come Nathan Ake, Benjamin Mendy, Feran Torres, Raheem Sterling, Fernandinho, Oleksandr Zinchenko and Gabriel Jesus. Kevin De Bruyne, Ilkay Gundogan, Riyad Mahrez, Ruben Dias, Kyle Walker, Rodri and Phil Foden start from the bench, but there was no place for Aguero in the squad. “[Aguero] has niggles. He had problems the last three, four days and couldn’t train,” Guardiola said. Aymer...
Leicester City vs Man City: What Guardiola told his Players at Half-time
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Leicester City vs Man City: What Guardiola told his Players at Half-time

Manchester City midfielder, Kevin De Bruyne, has revealed Pep Guardiola’s half-time team talk as they played 0-0 with Leicester City after the first 45 minutes on Saturday. Guardiola told his players to dominate the game and be patient against Leicester at the King Power Stadium. Guardiola’s men defeated Leicester, thanks to second-half goals from Benjamin Mendy and Gabriel Jesus. Asked what Guardiola said at the break to inspire Man City’s second-half display, Bruyne told Sky Sports: “To do the same [dominate the game]. Obviously, we created chances, and we should have scored, but that happens. “We knew the way they play against us, it’s going to be really difficult, they play really defensive, so we have to be patient, and I think that’s what we did. “I’m very happy fo...
Iheanacho, Ndidi Subbed Off In Leicester’s Home Loss To Man City
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Iheanacho, Ndidi Subbed Off In Leicester’s Home Loss To Man City

Kelechi Iheanacho and Wilfred Ndidi failed to inspire Leicester City as the Foxes fell to a 2-0 home defeat against Manchester City at the King Power Stadium on Saturday night, reports NGNewsHub.com. Iheanacho, who has been in sparkling form for Brendan Rodgers’ side in recent weeks was replaced by Mark Albrighton in the 72nd minute . Namplays Mendy took the place of Ndidi seven minutes from time. Manchester City took the lead through Benjamin Mendy two minutes before the hour mark, only his second goal for the Citizens. Pep Guardiola’s side wrapped up the win in the 74th minute through Gabriel Jesus. The Brazilian fired home close range after exchanging passes with Raheem Sterling.
Man City vs Monchengladbach: Guardiola’s Squad for Champions League Confirmed [Full list]
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Man City vs Monchengladbach: Guardiola’s Squad for Champions League Confirmed [Full list]

Manchester city manager, Pep Guardiola, has named a 23-man squad to face Borussia Monchengladbach in the Champions League round of 16 second-leg fixture at the Puskas Arena in Budapest on Tuesday night. Guardiola announced the squad in a post via Man City’s official website on Monday. Guardiola’s men had defeated Monchengladbach 2-0 in the first-leg last month. Man City head to the game after beating Fulham 3-0 in the Premier League over last weekend. Man City’s squad against Monchengladbach: Kyle Walker, Rúben Dias, John Stones, Nathan Aké, Raheem Sterling, Ilkay Gündogan, Gabriel Jesus, Sergio Agüero, Oleksandr Zinchenko, Zack Steffen, Aymeric Laporte, Rodrigo, Kevin De Bruyne, Bernardo Silva, Ferran Torres, Benjamin Mendy, Fernandinho, Riyad Mahrez, João Cancel, Ederson...
Manchester City’s run of 21 Successive Victories is Over as Manchester United Beat them 2-0 at the Etihad
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Manchester City’s run of 21 Successive Victories is Over as Manchester United Beat them 2-0 at the Etihad

Manchester City's 21 game unbeaten streak was struck out by their eternal rivals, Manchester United. On Sunday night, March 7, Bruno Fernandes and a man of the match performance from Luke Shaw was enough to see off premier league table leaders Manchester City . United claimed a famous and surprising win and continued their run away from home to an impressive 22 league games unbeaten. More importantly they returned to second in the table, bolstering their hopes of claiming Champions League qualification and also set a standard they have to maintain if they are going to challenge next season. United may not be closing the gap on City just yet – even if it is now down to 11 points - but taking four points this season from the leading team should be some encouragement with sev...
Mahrez: Manchester City star extends imposing Etihad impact
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Mahrez: Manchester City star extends imposing Etihad impact

The Algeria international found the net against the Wolves to continue with his awe-inspiring home form for the Citizens Riyad Mahrez’s notable Etihad influence continued as Manchester City silenced Wolverhampton Wanderers 4-1 in Tuesday’s Premier League encounter. Thanks to his strike, the former Leicester City man has now been directly involved in 30 goals in 38 starts in all competitions at the Etihad Stadium since joining from Leicester City (15 goals and 15 assists). The Algerian superstar lined up in attack alongside Gabriel Jesus and Raheem Sterling to help his team survive the visitors’ scare.
The Crown Belongs to Liverpool – Guardiola Reacts as Man City Beat Wolves, go 15pts clear
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The Crown Belongs to Liverpool – Guardiola Reacts as Man City Beat Wolves, go 15pts clear

  Manchester City boss, Pep Guardiola, has claimed the Premier League crown belongs to Liverpool, despite going 15 points clear at the top. The league leaders beat Wolves 4-1 on Tuesday night, to extend their winning run to 21 matches. Pep Guardiola’s men were gifted an opener in the 15th minute through Leander Dendoncker’s own goal. Wolves drew level through Conor Coady’s header, but City managed to retake the lead through Gabriel Jesus. Riyad Mahrez made it 3-1, before Jesus scored his second to secure the three points beyond a shadow of a doubt for Pep Guardiola’s side. “Manchester United. That’s all we care [about now],” Guardiola said after the match. “The champions are Liverpool, the crown belongs to them. We are in the best position right now to take th...
Guardiola Snubs Man City, Names Favourites to Win Trophy
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Guardiola Snubs Man City, Names Favourites to Win Trophy

  Manchester City Manager, Pep Guardiola, has named Bayern Munich as the favourites to win the Champions League ahead of them. Guardiola’s men are on course to progress into the quarter-finals, following their 2-0 victory over Borussia Monchengladbach, on Wednesday evening. Goals from Bernardo Silva and Gabriel Jesus secured the win for City, who have now won their last 19 games in all competitions. But despite his side’s impressive form, Guardiola feels Bayern Munich, who hammered Lazio 4-1 in their last-16 first leg on Tuesday, are better placed to win the Champions League this term. He told BT Sport: “When I see Bayern Munich I don’t think we are favourites. My target is West Ham in three days.
Rio Ferdinand Names Man City’s Two Biggest Threats to Winning Champions League
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Rio Ferdinand Names Man City’s Two Biggest Threats to Winning Champions League

  Former Manchester United defender, Rio Ferdinand, has named Paris Saint-Germain and Bayern Munich, as the two biggest threats to Manchester City winning the Champions League this year. City beat Borussia Monchengladbach 2-0 comfortably on Wednesday, in the first leg of their last-16 tie. Bernardo Silva and Gabriel Jesus scored to wrap up a routine win for the Premier League leaders. Pep Guardiola’s men are now in a strong position to reach the quarter-finals with a home leg to come. Given City’s dominance in the Premier League, many are tipping them to finally go all the way in Europe’s premier competition. But Ferdinand thinks both PSG and Bayern can cause them issues in the later rounds. He said on BT Sport: “I think Bayern have got the experience and the ...
Manchester City Set Away Wins Record With Champions League Triumph Over Borussia Monchengladbach
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Manchester City Set Away Wins Record With Champions League Triumph Over Borussia Monchengladbach

Pep Guardiola's side has now won 12 consecutive matches away from the Etihad, setting an English record Manchester City's dominance away from home continued on Wednesday as Pep Guardiola's side took down Borussia Monchengladbach in Germany. Bernardo Silva and Gabriel Jesus fired the goals, leading the way in a 2-0 win for the Premier League leaders. The victory moves Manchester City one step closer to the quarter-final round of the Champions League as they continue their bid for a first-ever triumph in the competition.
‘We can do better’ – Guardiola fires warning to rivals despite Man City’s 20-game unbeaten run
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‘We can do better’ – Guardiola fires warning to rivals despite Man City’s 20-game unbeaten run

The Spanish coach saw his side extend their remarkable run of victories at Turf Moor but thinks they can still go up a gear Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola warned that there is still more to come from his charges as they wrapped up a 13th consecutive win in all competitions on Wednesday at the expense of Burnley. While the scoreline may not have been quite emphatic as neighbours Manchester United's 9-0 thrashing of Southampton the previous evening, City's win never looked in doubt at Turf Moor. Gabriel Jesus gave the visitors the lead within three minutes to set Guardiola's men off to a perfect start, with Raheem Sterling adding the second and, as it proved, final strike of the game shortly before half-time.
Jesus: Liverpool draw not a good result for Man City
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Jesus: Liverpool draw not a good result for Man City

The 23-year-old striker earned a point for his side with his equalising goal but believes his team should have sealed the win Manchester City striker Gabriel Jesus was not satisfied with his side's 1-1 draw against Liverpool on Sunday. After Mohamed Salah converted a penalty just 13 minutes into the Premier League encounter to give the visitors the lead, Brazilian striker Jesus fired home the equaliser around the half-hour mark to earn a point for his side. But the 23-year-old feels his side should have done better against the defending champions, telling BBC Sport: "The result is not good for us, we know that because we are at home and have to try to win our games here but it was a tough game. They are the champions but we cannot drop these points."
Man City Offers Gabriel Jesus, Bernado Silva, Eric Garcia And €100m For Messi
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Man City Offers Gabriel Jesus, Bernado Silva, Eric Garcia And €100m For Messi

Manchester City has said that it would offer Gabriel Jesus, Bernardo Silva, Eric García, and €100 million for Lionel Messi. This comes a day after the six-time Ballon d'Or winner's father came to England to negotiate a two-year deal with the English club. Recall that the 33-year Argentine playmaker announced on Tuesday night he wanted to leave the LaLiga club this summer, after Barcelona's embarrassing 8-2 defeat to Bayern Munich in the Champions League and disappointing season which resulted in no trophies. Before Messi made his decision to leave the club, he held crunch talks with new coach Ronald Koeman following the Dutchman's appointment as Quique Setien's replacement last week. In their discussions, Messi made his decision clear to leave the club while the new manage...
City To Offer Gabriel Jesus To Barca Plus Huge Cash For Messi
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City To Offer Gabriel Jesus To Barca Plus Huge Cash For Messi

Premier League side Manchester City have reportedly offered Barcelona mega million plus Brazilian forward Gabriel Jesus for them to sign Lionel Messi this summer. Lionel Messi handed in a transfer request following a fallout between him and newly appointed coach Ronald Koeman. Valverde was fired with Barcelona at the top of La Liga and his replacement, Quique Setien, was sent packing when Bayern Munich demolished them 8-2 in the Champions League. The news of Lionel Messi wanting to leave Barcelona came as a shock for all the club’s fans considering the number of years the Argentine has been with them. There have been discussions among Barcelona chiefs since Lionel Messi made it clear that he wants to leave, but it seems the Argentine is not reversing his decision. And a...
‘Racist people have no brains’ – Gabriel Jesus backs Black Lives Matter movement
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‘Racist people have no brains’ – Gabriel Jesus backs Black Lives Matter movement

The Manchester City forward has spoken out in support of ongoing protests while reflecting upon the pain of suffering racist abuse Gabriel Jesus believes growing support for the Black Lives Matter movement comes from people being "exhausted" from suffering injustice and racism. The Brazil and Manchester City footballer has added his voice to those calling for change amid the protests that have swept the United States and beyond in the aftermath of George Floyd's death. Floyd died in police custody in Minneapolis on May 25 after a police officer knelt on his neck for nearly nine minutes.
Zidane Reveals Why Real Madrid lost 2-1 to Man City, Makes a Vow Ahead of Second leg
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Zidane Reveals Why Real Madrid lost 2-1 to Man City, Makes a Vow Ahead of Second leg

Real Madrid boss, Zinedine Zidane has said that he and his team are upset because they don’t deserve the 2-1 home loss to Manchester City in their Champions League round of 16 first leg tie on Wednesday. Zinedine Zidane spoke to the press at the Santiago Bernabéu after Gabriel Jesus and Kelvin De Bruyne scored to give Pep Guardiola’s side the advantage going into the second leg at Etihad. Zidane also blamed some errors leading to the goals for the defeat, as Real Madrid gave away their lead having been in front through Isco’s earlier strike. “With the game we played, and the good football, it is tough to lose like this again. We are all upset because we played well until the final ten minutes then it all changed,” the Frenchman was quoted by Real Madrid official website. He...
Rio Ferdinand, Peter Crouch React as Man City Beat Real Madrid 2-1 at Bernabeu
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Rio Ferdinand, Peter Crouch React as Man City Beat Real Madrid 2-1 at Bernabeu

Former England stars, Rio Ferdinand and Peter Crouch have shared their opinion on Manchester City’s victory over Real Madrid at the Santiago Bernabeu on Wednesday. Pep Guardiola made some strange choices in his starting XI to the Champions League round of 16 first leg tie in Spain. However, City recorded the all-important victory handing Zinedine Zidane’s men a shock 2-1 defeat. Gabriel Jesus and Kelvin De Bruyne scored for the visitors to cancel out Isco’s earlier strike. Raheem Sterling came off the bench and helped turn the tide and lead to the eventual winner for Guardiola’s side. Ferdinand told BT Sport, “Huge result, going behind in a stadium like this with the experience they [Real Madrid] had and multiple Champions League winners, they came back t...
Joe Hart Not Happy with Guardiola’s Tactics
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Joe Hart Not Happy with Guardiola’s Tactics

Former Manchester City goalkeeper, Joe Hart has questioned the club’s manager, Pep Guardiola’s tactical approach after the Premier League champions defeated Real Madrid 2-1 at the Bernabeu in their Champions League last-16 first-leg clash on Wednesday. City came from one goal down to hand the LaLiga giants a shock defeat last night. Gabriel Jesus and Kelvin De Bruyne scored for the visitors after Isco had given the hosts the lead. The Spanish gaffer made several surprising changes to his lineup, with Raheem Sterling, Sergio Aguero, David Silva and Fernandinho all on the substitutes’ bench. He had decided to start Bernardo Silva and De Bruyne switched in seemingly strange roles up top in a move that surprised Hart. The former England No.1 told BT Sport, “I think a convent...
Casemiro, Vinicius Jr. Reveals who to Blame for Real Madrid 2-1 Defeat to Man City
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Casemiro, Vinicius Jr. Reveals who to Blame for Real Madrid 2-1 Defeat to Man City

Real Madrid’s Brazilian pair, Casemiro and Vinicius Jr have blamed themselves and their teammates for their 2-1 defeat to Manchester City in the Champions League round of 16 first leg at the Bernabeu on Wednesday. A fine header from Gabriel Jesus and a spot kick well taken by Kevin De Bruyne cancelled out Isco’s strike for the home side. Pep Guardiola’s side now go into the second leg at home with a huge away goal advantage. Vinicius said Real Madrid players lacked focus in the final 15-minute of the game that cost them dearly. He, however, expressed optimism that the former champions will beat City in England and book a quarterfinal berth. Casemiro also said the game is not over, adding that his side is used to such situations where they have to fight to go through. ...
We Have To Improve” – Man City Coach Pep Guardiola After 2-1 Real Madrid Win
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We Have To Improve” – Man City Coach Pep Guardiola After 2-1 Real Madrid Win

Manchester City Coach Pep Guardiola has issued a warning to his players after their 2-1 comeback win over Real Madrid at the Bernabeu in the first leg of their Champions League last-16 game. Pep Guardiola has warned his Manchester City team that Real Madrid are capable of overturning their first-leg deficit at the Bernabeu. Also, the Spaniard admitted that City's Champions League progression into the next round is not yet full certain after their recent exists to Liverpool and Tottenham over the last two seasons. City achieved one of the most shocking results in Europe on Wednesday night as they came from a goal down to defeat 13-time Champions League winners Real at their own stadium in Spain. Despite defender Aymeric Laporte being forced off with injury in the first hal...
Real Madrid 1-2 Manchester City, Jesus And De Bruyne Scores, Sergio Ramos See Red
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Real Madrid 1-2 Manchester City, Jesus And De Bruyne Scores, Sergio Ramos See Red

Gabriel Jesus and Kevin de Bruyne scored late goals as Manchester City fought back from a goal down to beat Real Madrid and take management of their Champions League last-16 tie. After a cagey first half, the hosts capitalized on a protecting mix-up between Rodri and Nicolas Otamendi to take the lead as the remarkable Vinicius Junior raced towards goal before neatly squaring for Isco to slot home. Sergio Ramos shot over as Real Madrid appeared to double their advantage but City equalised 12 minutes before time when Jesus nodded in from close range. It was once the least City deserved for what had been an awesome away overall performance by Pep Guardiola's side and matters got even higher seven minutes from time when substitute Raheem Sterling was brought down inside the bo...
Gabriel Jesus scored twice as Manchester City thrashed Burnley
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Gabriel Jesus scored twice as Manchester City thrashed Burnley

Gabriel Jesus scored twice as Manchester City got back to winning ways in the Premier League with a comfortable victory at Burnley. City had won only once in their previous five games in all competitions to start the day 11 points behind leaders Liverpool. But they were convincing at Turf Moor with Jesus curling home a fine opener for his first goal in 11 games. The Brazilian then volleyed home Bernardo Silva's cross after the break. Midfielder Rodri added a stunning third from 20 yards and substitute Riyad Mahrez netted a fourth to take them back into second place in the league. Robbie Brady blasted in a late consolation for the Clarets, his first Premier League goal in more than two years. The match had the unusual kick-off time of 20:15 GMT because it was being strea...
Brazil Vs Nigeria Friendly: Neymar, Coutinho Lead Brazil Squad, Vinicius Out
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Brazil Vs Nigeria Friendly: Neymar, Coutinho Lead Brazil Squad, Vinicius Out

Brazil have announced the latest squad, Neymar and Coutinho lead the list as Man City's striker Jesus returns, Real Madrid's winger Vinicius misses out. The Selecao will play two friendlies with Senegal and Nigeria respectively on 10th and 13th next month. Full Squad: GK: Ederson (Man City), Weverton (Palameras), Santos (AthleticoPR) DF: Dani Alves (Sao Paulo), Danilo (Juventus), Sandro (Juventus), Lodi (Atletico), Marquinhos (PSG), Thiago Silva (PSG), Militao (Real Madrid), Caio (Flamengo) MF: Casemiro (Real Madrid), Arthur (Barcelona), Allan (Napoli), Fabinho (Liverpool), Paqueta (Milan), Coutinho (Bayern), Henrique (Gremio) FW: Firmino (Liverpool), Richarlison (Everton), Neymar (PSG), Jesus (Man City), Everton (Gremio), Gabriel Barbosa (Flamengo)
‘Ask the VAR people, not me’ – Guardiola refuses to be drawn on refereeing decisions
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‘Ask the VAR people, not me’ – Guardiola refuses to be drawn on refereeing decisions

Having seen a likely penalty not awarded in his team's game on Sunday added to recent VAR controversies the Spanish manager was in a sarcastic mood Pep Guardiola told reporters to direct their questions to "the VAR people" when asked whether a challenge on David Silva should have earned Manchester City a penalty in their 3-1 win over Bournemouth. Silva was seemingly brought down in the area in the second half of City's victory at Vitality Stadium on Sunday and replays showed contact on his foot from Jefferson Lerma, but VAR ruled referee Andre Marriner's decision not to award a penalty was correct. That decision came after Raheem Sterling had a goal ruled out for offside in City's opener against West Ham and Gabriel Jesus was denied a last-minute winner against Tottenham, with b...
Man City 2-2 Tottenham: Pep Guardiola & Sergio Aguero In Touchline Bust-up
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Man City 2-2 Tottenham: Pep Guardiola & Sergio Aguero In Touchline Bust-up

Pep Guardiola and Sergio Aguero had a furious touchline bust-up after the striker was replaced by Gabriel Jesus in Manchester City's 2-2 draw with Tottenham. Aguero was substituted in the 66th minute and appeared to make a comment as he walked past Guardiola in the dug-out. The striker's words prompted a furious response from Guardiola, who turned around and began shouting at the striker, who responded with a verbal volley of his own. The pair continued to trade verbal blows for 44 seconds until assistant coach Mikel Arteta intervened and ushered Guardiola towards the touchline.  
‘If people took away hatred, things would work better’ – Gabriel Jesus on overcoming criticism
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‘If people took away hatred, things would work better’ – Gabriel Jesus on overcoming criticism

The 22-year-old came under fire after scoring no goals in five games at the 2018 World Cup and has spoken of how he looked to move past criticism Manchester City and Brazil striker Gabriel Jesus has admitted that he could not read most of the criticism levelled at him by fans and pundits following the 2018 World Cup. The 22-year-old came under fire following his performances at the tournament in Russia, where he scored no goals in five games before Brazil were knocked out by Belgium in the quarter-finals. Jesus also failed to score in the first four games of this summer's Copa America before going on to score in both the semi-final and final as Brazil won the competition for the ninth time.
Gabriel Jesus In Tears After Red Card In Brazil Copa America Final
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Gabriel Jesus In Tears After Red Card In Brazil Copa America Final

Brazil forward Gabriel Jesus was in tears just after being handed a red card by the referee for a shock challenge. Jesus contested the decision for sometime on the pitch before heading to the tunnel in tears. That is Jesus' first red card for Brazil, and just the second of his professional career. His only other one came with Palmeiras in 2016 in the Copa Libertadores. Watch Video https://youtu.be/chU6bSjgDbY
Brazil Defeat Messi, Argentina 2-0 To Reach Copa America Final
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Brazil Defeat Messi, Argentina 2-0 To Reach Copa America Final

Brazil is headed to the Copa America final, while Argentina heads back to the drawing board as its trophy drought continues. Gabriel Jesus and Roberto Firmino each assisted each other, as Brazil beat Argentina 2-0 Tuesday night at Estadio Mineirão in Belo Horizonte to clinch a place in the championship match. Watch the highlights below.

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