Olympiacos 0-1 Manchester City: Player Ratings as Phil Foden Sends City Into Last 16

Nov 25, 2020, 7:58 PM GMT
Olympiacos FC v Manchester City: Group C - UEFA Champions League
Olympiacos 0-1 Manchester City | MB Media/Getty Images

Manchester City cruised into the last 16 of the Champions League with a comfortable 1-0 win at Olympiacos on Wednesday evening.

City dominated proceedings and earned a well deserved breakthrough in the 36th minute, Phil Foden sweeping home Raheem Sterling's back heel following a slick team move.

It proved decisive as City could not find a second goal that their dominance deserved, but marched into the knockout stages for the eighth year in a row.

Let's get into some player ratings.

Manchester City

1. Goalkeeper & Defenders

Olympiacos FC v Manchester City: Group C - UEFA Champions League
Stones was handed a rare start | MB Media/Getty Images

Ederson (GK) - 6/10 - Hardly troubled as Olympiacos failed to register a single shot on target.

Joao Cancelo (RB) -
7/10 - Drifted into the box after combining well with Rodri, but fired a good chance straight at Jose Sa. Picked out Foden with a terrific cross in the second half from which City could have extended their lead.

John Stones (CB) -
6/10 - Had very little to do defensively in a dominant City display. Won plenty in the air and kept the ball well.

Ruben Dias (CB) -
6/10 - Very few questions asked of Dias at centre back. Spent the majority of the game moving the ball around and keeping possession effectively.

Benjamin Mendy (LB) -
7/10 - Had a bit of joy with several raids forward and offered plenty of width with wingers Foden and Sterling preferring to tuck inside on either flank.

2. Midfielders

Gundogan started in midfield for City | ARIS MESSINIS/Getty Images

Rodri (CM) - 8/10 - City's entire midfield three were awesome. Rodri dictated the tempo and was integral to City's dominance.

Bernardo Silva (CM) - 7/10 - Flashed a good chance wide in the second half but was otherwise impressive, sharply and instinctively moving the ball around as City dominated.

Ilkay Gundogan (CM) - 7/10 - Much like his fellow midfielders Gundogan was assured on the ball as City moved Olympiacos around at will.

3. Forwards

Olympiacos FC v Manchester City: Group C - UEFA Champions League
Sterling captained City | MB Media/Getty Images

Raheem Sterling (FW) - 8/10 - Provided a fabulous assist for City's opener, instinctively back heeling the ball to Foden, who fired home. Brought a good save out of Sa with a fizzing free kick on the stroke of half time.

Gabriel Jesus (ST) - 7/10 - Should have opened the scoring in the first half but was kept out by Sa. Linked up well with Foden and Sterling throughout.

Phil Foden (FW) - 8/10 - Swept home City's opener with a crisp, first time finish from close range. So lively - elegantly glided across the pitch and produced a number of classy flicks and touches.

4. Substitutions

Fernandinho - 5/10

Riyad Mahrez - 5/10

Oleksandr Zinchenko - 5/10

Sergio Aguero - 5/10

Tommy Doyle - N/A