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Summary: City in cruise control

summary: city in cruise control

Unbeaten in the group stage, Manchester City made a comfortable journey to the 16th round of the UEFA Champions League.

UEFA.tv: group stage review

campaign so far

Group G winners : W5 D1 L0 F13 A1
Lake King of : Ferran Torres (4)

21/10 :Man. City 3-1 Porto (Aguero 20pen, Gundogan 65, Ferran Torres 73)
27/10 : Marseille 0-3 Man. City (Ferran Torres 18, Gundogan 76, Sterling 81)
03/11 : Man. City of Olympiacos 3-0 (Ferran Torres 12, Jesus 81, João Cancelo 90)
25/11 : Olympiacos 0-1 Man. City (Foden 36)
01/12 :Porto 0-0 Man. City
09/12
: Man. City 3-0 Marseille (Ferran Torres 48, Aguero 77, Álvaro 90og)

Campaigns in ten words : Unusually inconsistent in the Premier League, challenging in the way we are familiar with in Europe.

UEFA.com correspondent's opinion

City advanced as the group winner in season four; they did so with confidence and with two games to spare. Clean sheets were another source of satisfaction, given the defensive failures that had cost them in this competition in the past and the contributions of new boys Rúben Dias and Ferran Torres&#39. However, the failure to transform many of the many chances they create is something that needs to be addressed.
Simon Hart, man. city reporter

what we learned

Highlights: Marseille 0-3 Manchester City (2 mins)

Highlights: Marseille 0-3 Manchester City (2 minutes)

Detractors may say that City&#39's path in the group stage wasn't a particularly difficult one: on paper they were a cut above their opponents, they were the side that took the fewest fouls against themselves, with just 40 infractions, in the fall of the competition, conceding just seven. corners. Still, Pep Guardiola can be happy to avoid any drama and they will be encouraged to share their goals equally; Ferran Torres was top scorer with four goals, although none of his strikes were decisive.

roster changes

In : no
out : Taylor Harwood-Bellis, Cieran Slicker

Key statistics

• City had the most impressive defensive record of any team in this season's group stage, conceding only once.

• A Guardiola side drew 0-0 for the first time in 59 matches played in the UEFA Champions League, Manchester City 5th Matchday against Porto, in the #39. The previous incident was when the Bayern team was held by Shakhtar Donetsk in February 2015.

Classic Man. City Champions League goals

Classic Man. City Champions League goals

• Ferran Torres (20 years 248 days) became the third youngest player to score in four consecutive UEFA Champions League games, after Kylian Mbappé (18 years 120 days) and Erling Braut Haaland (19 years 107 days). He hit Olympiacos&#39 in the 3rd game.

Who is authorized?

Guardiola lifted eight league titles as first team boss in 11 seasons, but the last of his two manager UEFA Champions League winners medals came in 2011&#39.

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