Late Jesus purpose dominated out as Porto maintain Man Metropolis in CL stalemate
Manchester Metropolis noticed a late Gabriel Jesus purpose chalked off after being annoyed in a 0-0 draw at Porto within the Champions League.
The Metropolis substitute thought he had tapped within the winner with 10 minutes to go however the effort was dominated out for offside.
Pep Guardiola made seven modifications to his aspect for the sport on the Estadio do Dragao.
With a spot within the final 16 already assured, Kevin De Bruyne, Gabriel Jesus, Riyad Mahrez, Kyle Walker, John Stones, Benjamin Mendy and Ilkay Gundogan all dropped to the bench following the weekend thrashing of Burnley.
Raheem Sterling got here again into the aspect together with Phil Foden, captain Fernandinho and Bernardo Silva in midfield. Joao Cancelo, Eric Garcia and Oleksandr Zinchenko have been the defensive modifications, whereas Ferran Torres seemed more likely to swap to the centre ahead’s position.
Sterling went near giving Metropolis the lead within the thirty seventh minute, after a cagey opening, when he lower inside from the left and struck a ferocious shot however Zaidu Sanusi cleared off the road.
Metropolis loved greater than 70 per cent possession in that opening interval however they struggled to create clear-cut probabilities and the sport was nonetheless goalless on the break.
Metropolis dominance goes unrewarded
Metropolis ought to have damaged the impasse on the hour mark when a ball excessive despatched Sterling away and in on purpose, however his shot was nicely saved by Agustin Marchesin within the dwelling purpose.
The Premier League aspect went shut once more with 19 minutes to go when Sterling’s cross was met on the stretch by Ruben Dias, however the large defender ended up clearing the ball reasonably than turning it on.
Job accomplished 🙌
— Manchester Metropolis (@ManCity) December 1, 2020
Moments after Bernando Silva noticed a positive effort saved, Metropolis thought that they had lastly damaged the deadline by way of Jesus.
Agustin Marchesin pushed a Jesus header onto the bar however the ball rebounded again off him into the striker’s path to faucet dwelling. Nevertheless, Silva was dominated offside within the build-up.
Metropolis’s dominance was virtually rewarded in stoppage time when Eric Garcia headed inches broad, nevertheless it was job accomplished as Pep’s males topped the group.
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