UCL: Man City thrash Feyenoord; Madrid, Spurs win; Liverpool draw

UCL: Man City thrash Feyenoord; Madrid, Spurs win; Liverpool draw

UCL: Man City thrash Feyenoord; Madrid, Spurs win; Liverpool draw

Though Guardiola and his coaching staff also noticed a slight dip while he adjusted to his new orders, particularly the amount of running he was asked to do, they were convinced he was the flawless player to carry out their positional play ideals. City are consistent in their ability to get through to the knockout stages, and with a relatively favourable group stage, we ought to see them repeat the feat.

Stones got off the mark in 2017-18 and told BT Sport he has been making a concerted effort to become more of a threat at set-pieces, having netted against Real Madrid and Tottenham during pre-season.

Gabriel Jesus celebrated his Champions League debut by tapping in a rebound from close range in the 25th while Feyenoord goalkeeper Brad Jones appealed in vain for offside.

The 9/5 available on Betfair Sportsbook for City to win alongside Both Teams To Score should appeal but it may pay to play a safer bat and back aManchester City triumph with Over 2.5 Goals at 10/11, knowing Feyenoord are without their most potent striker.

Defender Ridgeciano Haps and forward Nicolai Jorgensen were injured and the team Feyenoord will be without them.

Giovanni van Bronkhorst's men had started the new season with four straight wins and had the backing of a vociferous home crowd behind them in the uncompromising Du Kuip Stadium.

In those two matches everything went wrong, with City well beaten 3-1 in Amsterdam after leading through Samir Nasri's opener and pegged back to 2-2 at the Etihad, thus putting an early lid on their ambitions for another season.

This is the first full-time duel in the history of "Feyenoord" and "Manchester City". From there, the Spaniard played the flawless first-time pass to Sergio Aguero, who had what seemed like an age to weigh up and execute his finish. It was the Argentine's 50th goal in European competition.

City have spent more than £200 million (S$356 million) over the summer strengthening their squad after losing to Monaco in the last-16 stage last season, and de Bruyne believes they are much stronger now.

Another player who will not feature is captain Vincent Kompany, who continues to be troubled by the calf injury.

But De Bruyne said: "It's a good start to the Champions League, even if it's only three points". The long glittering road to Kiev begins this week at the gritty coalface in Rotterdam.

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