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|CITY 0 Borussia Dortmund DORTMUND 1
sbobet 789 Riyad Mahrez made his Manchester City debut, as the Blues kicked off the 2018/19 campaign with a pre-season clash with Borussia Dortmund.A young Blues side suffered a 1-0 defeat to the German outfit, courtesy of Mario Gotze’s first-half penalty, after Oleks Zinchenko had upended Christian Pulisic.
Although Pep Guardiola highlighted the importance City’s 2017 pre-season held for the Club’s remarkable success of 2017/18, with the majority of his squad enjoying deserved breaks after their World Cup exploits, the focus of our opening International Champions Cup clash was fitness and the opportunity for senior minutes for our budding Blues.
The first City starting XI of the 2018/19 campaign heralded a mixture of youth and experience. Captain Claudio Bravo was shielded by a backline of Luke Bolton, Eric Garcia, Jason Denayer and Zinchenko, while Douglas Luiz occupied the defensive midfield role behind Brahim Diaz and Phil Foden. New signing Mahrez and Jack Harrison sbobet 789 are employed on the wings with Lukas Nmecha leading the line upfront.
The Blues started brightly, pressing high and seeking to find joy down the wings – particularly the right-hand side through Harrison, who was at the heart of our best attacking moves in the opening 45.Despite City dominating the early exchanges, it was Dortmund who created the game’s first chance, as Gotze forced Bravo into a save at his near post.
Man of the Match
Lifelong Blue Luke Bolton produced a solid performance, beyond his years. Despite occupying an unfamiliar position, the winger coped admirably and won the majority of his duels against tricky opposition with the likes of Jadon Sancho.City travel to New York for the second leg of our US tour, where we will face Liverpool at MetLife Stadium, New Jersey on Wednesday 25 July (8:05pm ET).
Reaction: Pep Guardiola
sbobet 789 "We did many good things. It is really good for the future."We played against one of the best teams in Germany and we did many good things."We spoke in the week about courage, intensity and a desire to play. The players did very well and I am so satisfied with the performance of these guys."