Scenes. Champions League semi-finals it is.
JOE HART – 8
Made a huge save from Cavani with the game delicately poised at 3-2, Schmeichel-esque. This was another big Champions League performance from England’s no. 1. Don’t sell Joe Hart.
BACARY SAGNA – 7
Defensively excellent, once again. Sagna has been City’s most consistent player this season and he continued in a similar vein tonight. Fantastic.
NICOLAS OTAMENDI – 7
This was a remarkably considered performance from Otamendi. He was more careful in possession, which was welcome after his excellent headless-chicken impression just before Zlatan was sent through one-on-one. Made some timely clearances from a couple of Lucas crosses at the end of the second half, too.
ELIAQUIM MANGALA – 8
Had Ibrahimovic in his pocket. This performance was almost as good as his imperious debut against Chelsea and Diego Costa. He read the game very well, which you don’t often say about big Eliaquim.
GAEL CLICHY – 8
Clichy’s ability to press and to apply instant pressure upon the opposition was evident again tonight. And he kept Di Maria quiet, again.
FERNANDO – 7
A little lax in possession at times, but it’s difficult to fault his performance tonight. He screened the defence with diligence, as you’d expect. He’s been excellent since the turn of the year.
FERNANDINHO – 9
Fantastic, again. His engine is unbelievable – the amount of ground he covers is an absolute joke. It’s like watching a one-man pressing machine at times. Our player of the season.
JESUS NAVAS – 7
Navas has been quietly excellent for a month now, giving the team a real outlet down the right flank. Granted, his end product is often lacking, but he’s absolutely vital to how we play and have succeeded in Europe this season.
KEVIN DE BRUYNE – 9 (Man of the Match)
The difference maker. The £60m reject. Kevin De Bruyne. What an unbelievably proficient footballer. As soon as he shaped to shoot, I knew he’d score. Remarkably calm under pressure, Kevin De Bruyne delivers, again.
DAVID SILVA – 8
This was yet another encouraging performance from City’s no.21. De Bruyne’s return to the side has seemingly sparked Silva back into action, who appears to have some of his old zip back. I thought he carried-out his defensive duties remarkably well too.
SERGIO AGUERO – 6
In all honesty, it’s been a while since Aguero had a really good game, but he was relatively bright in possession, making a few nice dribbles. This wasn’t the first time he’s missed a decisive penalty in the Champions League either (vs. Barcelona at the Nou Camp), but he is Sergio Aguero at the end of the day, so we’ll let him off.
YAYA TOURE – 6
Came-on pretty late in the game. Shored things up a bit.
FABIAN DELPH – N/A
From Championship-bound Aston Villa to Champions League semi-finalists Manchester City, what a snake.
KELECHI IHEANACHO – N/A
Was on the pitch for less than a minute. At least came-on ahead of Bony, though.
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