Wednesday, 3 October 2018

Hoffenheim 1-2 Man City: Late David Silva goal hands victory over City

Manchester City Rejoices over wining on Hoffenheim
Manchester City got their first victory of the Champions League campaign as David Silva's late goal handed them a 2-1 win away to Hoffenheim in Group F.
Tuesday evening's game was topped and tailed by goals, with Ishak Belfodil scoring inside a minute to put the hosts ahead at the Rhein-Neckar Arena before Sergio Aguero (8) levelled things up not long after.
Man City should have been awarded a penalty in the 74th minute after goalkeeper Oliver Baumann took down Leroy Sane in the area, before David Silva (87) slotted home to seal the win for the visitors.

Pep Guardiola's side move up to second in Group F ahead of Lyon v Shakhtar Donetsk at 8pm, while Hoffenheim are bottom.

Below are the Player ratings on the match

Hoffenheim players are: Baumann (6), Brenet (6), Kaderabek (6), Hoogma (6), Akpoguma (5), Posch (5), Demirbay (7), Belfodil (7), Joelinton (6), Grillitsch (6), Szalai (5).

Subs used: Kramaric (4), Bittencourt (n/a), Hack (n/a).

Manchester City players are: Ederson (6), Walker (7), Kompany (7), Otamendi (6), Laporte (7), Fernandinho (7), Gundogan (7), D Silva (8), Sane (7), Sterling (6), Aguero (7).

Subs used: Stones (5), B Silva (7), Mahrez (6).

Man of the match: David Silva.


The hosts went ahead 44 seconds after kicking off their first ever home Champions League fixture. Kerem Demirbay slotted the ball through for Belfodil in the area and the striker swept home past Ederson to send the Rhein-Neckar Arena into raptures.
But their enthusiam was curbed seven minutes later as Aguero equalised. It was a sublime ball from David Silva as he played Leroy Sane in, and the German decided against going for goal himself as he cut the ball back for Aguero. The Argentine then found space before scoring from inside the six-yard box.

Man City were quickly on the hunt for a second goal and could have taken the lead in the 16th minute. They broke down the field at speed with Raheem Sterling getting himself into the box with only Baumann to beat, but the ball came off his heel before going wide.

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