Manchester City 4-1 Real Madrid: Player ratings as Pep Guardiola claim an impressive victory
After defeat to rivals Manchester United, City produced a wonderful display against the European and Spanish champs
City turned on the style in front of a 93,098 crowd, the majority of whom were Madrid fans.
After an open first-half failed to offer a goal, City scored early in the second period, Nicolas Otamendi stabbing home after John Stones’ header had been save by Kiko Casilla.
Brahim Diaz, just 17, helped himself to City’s fourth, a wonderful curling effort before Oscar Rodriguez scored a wicked 30-yard effort with the last kick of the game to get Madrid a consolation.
So who impressed and who didn’t? Here are player ratings from the Los Angeles Coliseum:
Made three decent saves in first-half after tough debut.
John Stones 7
His header led to opener. Scored City’s third.
Vincent Kompany 6
Left on the deck early on after being done by Bale.
Nicolas Otamendi 6
Scored City’s opener with close-range finish.
Kyle Walker 6
Used his pace to attack down the right flank.
Yaya Toure 6
Solid in deep role. Booked for taking out Kovacic.
Phil Foden 5
After impressing against United, game passed him by.
Kevin De Bruyne 8
Had a hand in three of the four goals. Outstanding display.
Prefers right-back but effective at left wing-back.
Sergio Aguero 6
Took some rough treatment. Denied by fine Navas save.
Gabriel Jesus 6
Went close twice early on. Linked up well with Aguero.
Mangala 6 (Kompany, 46), Sterling 7 (Aguero, 46), Nasri 6 (Foden, 46), Diaz 7 (Jesus, 69), Zinchenko 5 (De Bruyne, 69), Duhaney 5 (Walker, 69), Roberts 5 (Toure, 79), Adarabioyo 5 (Otamendi, 80), Sane 5 (Danilo, 80), Grimshaw 5 (Ederson, 80)
Real Madrid starting XI
Keylor Navas 7
Made one outstanding save to deny Aguero and also saved from Jesus. Went off at 0-0.
Dani Carvajal 5
Rusty against Manchester United, struggled here too.
Raphael Varane 5
Looked classy throughout the first period.
Had real difficulties against the speed of Gabriel Jesus
Attacked well in his battle with Walker
Almost opened the scoring, and played some clever passes.
Luka Modric 5
Not one of his better displays in an open first half.
Mateo Kovacic 5
Needs to impress more than this to secure a regular first-team spotIsco 6
Always busy, always wanting the ball
Gareth Bale 5
Had little impact on proceedings
Karim Benzema 6
A couple of real quality moments.
From the Sun