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
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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

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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

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