Steffen Gets 7, Walker With 5 | Manchester City Players Rated In Defeat Vs Red Bull Leipzig | OneFootball
Steffen Gets 7, Walker With 5 | Manchester City Players Rated In Defeat Vs Red Bull Leipzig
The 4th Official
Manchester City clashed heads with Red Bull Leipzig at the Red Bull Arena earlier this evening as they focused on earning all three points on the road in the UEFA Champions League. Pep Guardiola’s men made a poor start to the game as they conceded the opening goal in the 24th minute when Dominik Szoboszlai found the back of the net with a composed finish. Man City went into the half-time break 1-0 down on the scoreline.
Andre Silva doubled Leipzig’s advantage in the 71st minute before Riyad Mahrez pulled a goal back for the Mancunian outfit just five minutes later with a good header. Kyle Walker received a red card in the 82nd minute as Man City ended up losing the match by a 2-1 scoreline.
Let’s take a look at how each Man City player fared during the match against Red Bull Leipzig.
GK: Zack Steffen – 7/10
Steffen made some crucial saves during the game but will be disappointed after shipping in a goal in each half.
RB: Kyle Walker – 5/10
He made a couple of important interceptions but let his teammates down by getting sent off in the 82nd minute.
CB: John Stones – 6/10
Stones was strong in the air and made one solid block on the defensive end of the field. However, he won’t be pleased after allowing two goals during the 90 minutes.
CB: Nathan Ake – 6.5/10
The talented centre-back won his fair share of aerial duels and earned the ball back a few times for his team.
LEIPZIG, GERMANY – DECEMBER 07: Ilkay Guendogan of Manchester City wins a header whilst under pressure from Konrad Laimer and Nordi Mukiele of RB Leipzig during the UEFA Champions League group A match between RB Leipzig and Manchester City at Red Bull Arena on December 07, 2021 in Leipzig, Germany. (Photo by Maja Hitij/Getty Images)
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LB: Oleksandr Zinchenko – 7/10
Zinchenko performed his defensive duties well and was always looking to create chances for others around him. He secured an assist for setting up Mahrez’s goal.
CM: Ilkay Gundogan – 6.5/10
The German midfield ace anchored the midfield well but struggled to make an impact in the attacking end of the pitch.
CM: Fernandinho – 6.5/10
He made one interception during the game but looked a bit slow at times in midfield.
CM: Kevin De Bruyne – 7/10
The Belgian international made some decent chances for his teammates but failed to take any of the chances that fell in his path.
RW: Riyad Mahrez – 7/10
Mahrez saw chances come at a premium but took his goal well with a good header in the 76th minute.
ST: Jack Grealish – 6.5/10
He made two good runs with the ball but failed to register a goal this evening.
LW: Phil Foden – 6/10
Foden had a few lively moments in the first 45 minutes but got replaced at half-time.
LW: Raheem Sterling – 6/10
The English speedster had a quiet game after being introduced at half-time.
CB: Ruben Dias – N/A
Dias hardly had any time to make an impact.
ST: Cole Palmer – N/A
He didn’t get enough minutes to warrant a rating.