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Feyenoord v Manchester City: Talking points
1) Will Ederson play?
City’s new Brazilian goalkeeper was cleared of serious injury following his nasty clash with Liverpool’s Sadio Mane at the weekend but remains a doubt. The £35million looked in a bad way as he was carried off on a stretcher after receiving treatment on the field for around eight minutes during Saturday’s Premier League game. A photograph released since has shown eight stitches in wounds on the side of his face. The 24-year-old does has been impressive but playing him again so soon could be risky.
2) Will Sergio Aguero and/or Gabriel Jesus start?
City boss Pep Guardiola has started with both his main strikers up front in three of their four games so far with Jesus deployed alone in the other. Guardiola has indicated he will vary his approach throughout the campaign, saying there will be games when both players, either one or other, or neither will play. Yet on the evidence of the 5-0 thrashing of Liverpool, the pair have the beginnings of a good understanding. Strike partnerships may have gone out of fashion to a degree but the potency of these two could change that, at City at least.
3) Are City better equiped?
This is the club’s sixth successive Champions League campaign but they are still to really come of age in the competition despite reaching the semi-finals in 2016 and then bringing in two-time winning manager Guardiola. The team fell short at the last-16 stage last season, exposed by the attacking brilliance of Monaco. Guardiola has since addressed some areas of weakness, notably in goal and both full-back positions. He now has more players for his desired style but City may not have bridged the gap to the elite yet.
4) The group
The general opinion after the draw was that City should be happy but they have come unstuck against Dutch champions before, losing to Ajax in 2012. Guardiola has also said Napoli are one of the three best sides in Europe in terms of style while the long trip to face Shakhtar Donetsk in Kharkiv in December could be tricky.
Feyenoord v Manchester City: Key statistics
- This is the first ever competitive encounter between Feyenoord and Manchester City.
- Feyenoord have lost six of the last nine games they have played against English clubs in all competitions (W2 D1).
- Manchester City are winless in their two away games against Dutch opposition in all competitions (D1 L1).
- Feyenoord are making their 5th Champions League appearance – their first since 2002/03, the third-most for a Dutch side after PSV (15) and Ajax (13).
- Feyenoord have never made the knockout stages of the Champions League in their four previous participations.
- Feyenoord have won only two of their last 15 Champions League games (D6 L7).
- This is Manchester City’s seventh consecutive Champions League participation. They have made it past the Last 16 only once, it was in 2015/16 when they reached the semi-finals (knocked out by Real Madrid).
- Manchester City have won none of their last six away games in the Champions League (D3 L3), conceding 14 goals in the process.
- None of Manchester City’s 36 Champions League group games have ended goalless. They have also only kept five clean sheets in those 36 matches.
- This is Giovanni van Bronckhorst’s first Champions League campaign as manager. The Feyenoord boss won the competition as a player with Barcelona in 2006.
- Sergio Aguero has scored in only two of his last 12 Champions League games (5 goals). He is nevertheless Manchester City’s top scorer in the competition (22 goals in 40 games).
- Pep Guardiola has won the Champions League on two occasions as a manager (2009 & 2011, both with Barcelona). A third trophy would equal Carlo Ancelotti and Bob Paisley’s record.
- Guardiola has reached the semi-finals in seven of his eight seasons as manager in the Champions League but hasn’t made the final since 2011.
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