Manchester City Player Ratings vs Olympique Lyonnais

How did GoldenrodPress rate Manchester City’s players after a difficult night in Lisbon?

Ederson: 6

Error for the third goal however made a number of key saves & interceptions at 1-0 to keep City in the tie.

Kyle Walker: 5

Ineffectual going forward, once again caught napping from a counter attack for the first goal, needed to stay with Cornet.

Fernandinho: 5

Comfortable as always in possession, out of possession abysmal. Continues to look completely out of depth in defence.

Eric Garcia: 7

Didn’t put a foot wrong all game. Always looking to move the ball forward, unlucky his excellent challenge didn’t prevent the first goal.

Aymeric Laporte – 7

Similar game to Garcia, let down by a dodgy VAR decision for the second goal.

João Cancelo – 4

Nowhere to be seen for the second goal, leaving Laporte 1v2 against Lyon forwards and slow to react to Ederson’s spill. Wayward crosses & no bite to his tackles. Looked out of position again.

İlkay Gündoğan – 3

Fail to see what his role in the team is meant to be. Doesn’t run. Doesn’t tackle. Doesn’t pass forward. Anonymous.

Rodri – 6

Tidy, won his personal duels and attempted to move the ball forward – suffered from a lack of support around him in midfield

Kevin De Bruyne – 8

Did his upmost to drag City through this tie, excellent passing to create chances and a cool finish to bring us level. Surely next season’s captain outright.

Gabriel Jesus – 6

Worked hard but no service. Stifled by a well organised back five.

Raheem Sterling – 7

Yes, he missed a sitter, but looked most likely (other than KDB) to make something happen. Everything good about our attacking play went through him.

Riyad Mahrez – 5

Important substitution to change the system to how we should’ve started but too one dimensional to be effective.

David Silva – Too late to mark

Such a shame to see his City career end on that note.

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