Man City secured the first place with an unexpected little win

Manchester City qualifies for the elimination phase of the Champions League after defeating the minimum 1: 0 outsider in Group F Feyenoord after a goal by Rahim Stirling two minutes before the end. For the “citizens” it was the fifth win of five matches in the most commercial tournament, while the Dutch team remained without any point in the group.

Jos├ęp Guardiola had made seven changes in his composition. Only Ederson, Kyle Walker, Kevin de Bourget and Rahim Stirling kept their starting points in the game with Leicester (2: 0). Elakim Mangala started instead of injured John Stones at the center of defense and Toure Yaya also started for the first time in the Champions League this season.
Manchester City – Feyenoord + 34

Kevin Dix, Renato Tapia, Sophie Amrabat and Jean Paul-Botius started as Feyenoord. Nikolay Jorgensen missed the match because of a malaise.

The hosts were expected to have acted quite openly from the start, but the clean goals have slowed. The first real one was created in the 33rd minute when Deportene broke through the left flank and then centered nicely on Aguero, who shot his head but fired at the door. A minute later, Brad Jones slapped Stirling. Feyenoord responded with a dangerous shot of Larsson, who passed very close to Ederson’s right beam.
Manchester City – Feyenoord + 34

In the 42nd minute, City’s watchman intervened decisively, stopping a good breakthrough with Tony Villena. The guests half fell, claiming to be foul, but no penalty was given.

At the very beginning of the second part, Van Beek cleared at the last minute, risking to mark his own goal, a sharp centering of David Silva. In the 63rd minute, De Deuce’s shot from the edge of the penalty area swept away from the goal. Six minutes later, Ederson saved the City after being shot by Berghuis.
Manchester City – Feyenoord + 34

1/4 hour before the end, Aguero held Silva’s center on chest, turned and kicked, but the ball went again a few centimeters away. Seconds later, 17-year-old Phil Fudden, who was applauded by the fans of Etihad, appeared in play for his debut for the first team.

Two minutes before the end of regular time, Rahim Stirling still scored the goal. Gundogan led the English national well, and Stirling transferred Jones, entering the fourth consecutive match in the Champions League.

City secured the first place in the group with a full asset of 15 points, while Feyenoord remained without any one.