CommentaryReporting by Paul Brown @mancity


That's all for this evening 💙

Our highlights of the game will be available at 23:00 (UK) this evening while CITY+ subscribers can watch a full-match replay from the same time, too.

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Post-Match Verdict 📺

Rodrigo on 3-1 win 👇

“I think it was a tough game.

“We could have scored three or four goals in the first half but we were not clinical enough.

“In the first chance they had, they scored, sometimes football is like this.

“I think the most important part of this game is to arrive at half time, talk to the guys and say keep calm, don’t panic. Let’s keep doing our job and in the end we scored three goals.

“Julian was unbelievable. It was a complete game in all the terms.”


Post-Match Verdict 📺

Pep Guardiola on Rodrigo 👇

“Hopefully he can be better and improve but he is an extraordinary holding midfielder.

“We were lucky the club signed this player and when he arrived he was not this type of player.

“Now he is one of the captains. He is a top class player.”


Post-Match Verdict 📺

Pep Guardiola on Julian Alvarez 👇

“He deserves it, every single game he is working, scoring and making assists. He deserves it.”


Star Quality 📷

Showcasing Rodrigo's importance in this evening's 3-1 win.


Stat Zone 🔢

City are unbeaten in their last 27 home games in the UEFA Champions League (W25 D2) since a 1-2 defeat to Lyon in September 2018. It is the third ever longest such run in the competition, after Barcelona between September 2013 and November 2020 (38 games) and FC Bayern München between March 1998 and April 2002 (29 games).


Stat Zone 🔢

City had 37 shots in this match – the most by a team in a UEFA Champions League game since Real Madrid v Roma in March 2016 (also 37).


Stat Zone 🔢

City midfielder Rodrigo has scored in his last two appearances in the UEFA Champions League (two goals), after netting just one goal across his first 47 games in the competition (v FC Bayern Munich in April 2023).


Stat Zone 🔢

Julian Alvarez has scored three goals in his last two UEFA Champions League appearances for City - more than in his first nine games in the competition (two goals).


Star Man 📷

Rodrigo with his award on full-time.