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Borussia Monchengladbach 1-2 Manchester City: Player Ratings 

Manuel Pellegrini’s men had a torrid last 10 days where they have failed to build on their solid start to the season. But a trip to Germany was not a problem as they saw off Monchengladbach in a 2-1 victory in the Champions League group stage match. Aguero gave the visitors a late lead and all three points from this trip. 

Here are the player ratings for this match:

Borussia Monchengladbach:

Y Sommer (3.5): Made some very important saves right throughout the match but couldn’t do much with the goals that went in.

F Johnson (3): Was more than just good on the day with his tackles and troubled the City attackers but gave away the penalty with a silly challenge on Aguero and gave away all three points.

Alvaro Dominguez (3): Was solid at the back for large chunks of the game. Kept the likes of Aguero and Silva at bay.

O Wendt (3): An energetic performance as he showed the willingness to keep the pressure on the City players.

A Christensen (3): Was determined to keep City from scoring as he made a series of blocks and interceptions whenever required.

M Dahoud (3): Was an important part of Monchengladbach’s mid-field as he broke play up and set the attacking players on their way.

P Herrman (3.5): Troubled City in the midfield all night long and should have scored at least once with all the chances he got. Controlled the game to an extent.

G Xhaka (3): Stuck to his task and was comfortable in possession like all his teammates for the two-thirds of the match.

J Korb (3): Did brilliantly to set up the goal but was often outdone by the likes of Kolarov and Raheem Sterling.

L Stindl (3.5): Scorer of the only goal for the home side. Supported his strikers really well and will be unhappy to have ended on the losing side.

Raffael (3.5): Another impressive forward’s display as he played on the shoulder of the Centre backs and made runs in between the lines. Caused the city defenders a lot of headaches.

SUBS:

A Hahn (3)

H Nordtveit (3)

I Traore (3)

Manchester City:

Joe Hart (4.5): Saved an early penalty and gave Manchester City plenty of shield in front of goal. Made 3 spectacular saves to keep his team in the game. A Man of the Match performance from the England Shot stopper.

Bacary Sagna (3): Was pushed back by the home team in the first half and made some mistakes. Grew into the game as it progressed.

Nicolas Otamendi (3): An eventful night as he gave away the penalty with a harsh call from the referee. Also scored the equalizer at the other end.

Martin Demichelis (3): Was sharp all night at the back and should have been credited with Otamendi’s goal.

Aleksandar Kolarov (3): Was slightly at fault for the only goal they conceded. But was full of energy down the flank at both ends of the field.

Yaya Toure (2.5): Was not too effective as he lay deep when under pressure from the home team. Taken off at the break as he was carrying a niggle.

Fernandinho (3.5): Provided much-needed assistance and solidarity to the City back four. Full of energy and running even in the later stages of the game.

Raheem Sterling (3): Provided the width needed down the left and used his pace effectively. Kept the home team’s defense on their toes.

David Silva (3.5): Played just over an hour but shoed his class and vision. Found some extra-ordinary passes breaking the home team’s defenses.

Kevin De Bruyne (3): Not effective down the flank and needs to try and put his head down when shooting from distance. Spilled some chances.

Sergio Aguero (3): Not his best day as his touch often led him down. But his spirit allowed him to win and score the late penalty and give City all three points.

SUBS:

Fernando (3)

Jesus Navas (3)

Pablo Zabaleta (3)

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