NUSADAILY.COM – JAKARTA – Manchester City shaved Marseille three goals without reply in the Champions League Group C second round match at the Velodrome Stadium, Marseille, France, Tuesday local time (Wednesday WIB).
The 3-0 victory was supported by goals from Ferran Torres, Ilkay Gundogan and Raheem Sterling, according to the official UEFA website notes.
These results solidify City’s position at the top of Group C with a full six-point collection. Meanwhile, Marseille, which is still pointless, is glued as caretaker.
Kevin de Bruyne’s return to the City squad after being injured. Make The Citizens’ appearance even more convincing with the presence of their main attack creator.
City’s opening goal was born from a blunder at Marseille’s back line, when De Bruyne managed to grab a pass to make it easy for Torres to finish in front of goal.
Marseille’s back line again showed its fragility when Leonardo Ballerdi lost the ball in his own penalty box, Olexandr Zinchenko’s streak of shots went off target.
The dominance shown by City only paid off again in the 76th minute when Gundogan stood in the right position. To grab a wild ball from Sterling’s header that had outwitted goalkeeper Steve Mandanda.
Five minutes later, City completed their 3-0 win. When De Bruyne unleashed the next pass which was easily completed by Sterling.
City will next host Olympiacos at the Etihad in the third match on Tuesday (3/11) local time (Wednesday WIB). Three days after appearing in Week 7 of the Premier League at Sheffield United.
Meanwhile, Marseille will travel to Porto headquarters, four days after hosting RC Lens in the eighth match of the French League. (int1)