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Manchester City - Dinamo Zagreb
Champions League - 1 October 2019
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FT: Manchester City 0-2 Dinamo Zagreb. It's three points for City, but that was hard work and Dinamo defended admirably. Sterling was the savoir for City, giving them extra impetus when he came on, but Guardiola will be unhappy with his side's finishing on the whole.
GOAL! Manchester City 2-0 Dinamo Zagreb (Foden). City launch a counter-attack, Sterling carries the ball forward and then tees up Foden, who hits a low, hard shot past the goalkeeper. Game over.
- Yellow cardFernandinhoManchester City
Fernandinho with a smart, cynical foul to stop a Dinamo attack in his tracks. He's booked, but won't mind.
They do eventually get it, go forward and Stojanovic puts in a cross, but City clear.
Dinamo are struggling to get hold of the ball.
There will be five added minutes. A City second looks far more likely than an equaliser at present.
- OffDavid SilvaManchester City
- OnPhil FodenManchester City
More minutes for Foden! He replaces D. Silva.
- OffSergio AgüeroManchester City
- OnGabriel JesusManchester City
After a frustrating night, Aguero makes way for Jesus.
Livakovic does excellently to deny Mahrez from close range after Sterling held the ball up well and found his team-mate.
- OffBruno PetkovicDinamo Zagreb
- OnAtiemwen IyayiDinamo Zagreb
Atiemwen comes on for Petkovic. Can he cause the City defence any problems?
After a couple of minutes of delay, the decision is no penalty! It's looked like one, but obviously not enough to overturn the original decision.
Aguero chips a ball through for Gundogan, who heads it up in the air and then goes down as a defender clumsily tries to take the ball off him. Shortly after that, Peric looks to trip AGuero. To VAR we go.
It's still all City, but also still 1-0 as Gundogan shoots over from just inside the box.
Mahrez links up with D. Silva on the right, and Silva waits for the goalkeeper to commit himself before cutting the ball back to Aguero, but he's under pressure from Dilaver and can't direct the ball goalwards.
- OffKévin Théophile-CatherineDinamo Zagreb
- OnMario GavranovicDinamo Zagreb
Gavranovic comes on for Theophile-Catherine.
Rodri looks to foul Olmo, who went over his outstretched leg, but the referee waves play on.
Cancelo gets forward again and this time elects to cross, picking out Aguero, but the Argentine's header is straight at the goalkeeper.
Cancelo fancies his chances from 20 yards but shoots over on his weaker foot.
Guardiola is booked! Not sure why - presumably for something he said.
The referee has to sort out some barging between Mendy and Petkovic.
City's most important player?
- Yellow cardDino PericDinamo Zagreb
Peric goes in the book for a heavy tackle on Mahrez.
Gundogan almost puts Sterling through on goal, but overhits the through ball and the goalkeeper races out to grab the ball.
- GoalRaheem SterlingManchester City
GOAL! Manchester City 1-0 Dinamo Zagreb (Sterling). Finally! After some patient build-up play, Rodri plays in Mahrez, who is by the byline and delivers a low cross for Sterling to convert. The relief is palpable.
Sterling slips in Silva, who just about keeps the ball in and takes the goalkeeper out of the game with his cross, but Peric makes a grerat clearance.
Fernandinho does brilliantly to dispossess Olmo and start an attack, but it ultimately comes to nothing.
- OffMislav OršicDinamo Zagreb
- OnAmer GojakDinamo Zagreb
Orsic, who scored a hat-trick last time out, limps off and Gojak takes his place.
Mendy fizzes in a cross and Mahrez flicks it on for a twisting Sterling, but a Dinamo defender is there once again and his deflection takes all the pace out of the shot.
With Sterling lurking, Stojanovic heads behind. The subsequent corner, sent in low by Mahrez, is also cleared.
- OffBernardo SilvaManchester City
- OnRaheem SterlingManchester City
B. Silva, who has looked off-colour, makes way for Sterling.
D. Silva creates a little room for himself, only to see his shot blocked by Peric.
Another City cross is met with a strong Livakovic punch.
Sterling is getting ready to come on.
Gundogan's speculative cross creates temporary chaos in the Dinamo box as Peric and the goalkeeper get in a muddle, but the ball doesn't quite fall for Aguero and the Croatians survive.
Dinamo have a two-on-two counter-attack, and it could be three-on-two in Petkovic plays this correctly, but he ignore the run of Olmo and instead plays a pass straight into Fernandinho. That's a massive waste.
City get the game restarted.
HT: Manchester City 0-0 Dinamo Zagreb. It's been all City, and at times has felt like an attack-versus-defence training exercise, but some wasteful play from City attackers means it's still goalless.
Probably not. Mendy, who has not crossed well tonight, again can't beat the first man.
There will be three added minutes. Time for a sucker punch?
Cancelo beats his man, darts to the byline and the delivers a cross, but no City player can get on the end of it.
Under pressure from a nearby defender, D. Silva stumbles to the floor as he looks to get on the end of a through ball inside the box. There was a little contact as the defender put an arm across Silva, but the referee has probably got that right. Yet, "you've seen them given."
Mahrez, who has had an off night so far, doesn't anticipate Cancelo's cutback and the ball gets stuck under his feet, allowing a defender to take it away.
Theophile-Catherine makes a last-ditch block to deny B. Silva after Rodri played him in, although the Portuguese was offside. I don't want to curse it for them, but Dinamo do appear to have taken away some of City's momentum.
Watford were 5-0 down at this stage.
Dinamo have a better minute or so and Olmo takes up a good position in the City box, but his colleague can't find him.
Aguero is denied from a very tight angle as Livakovic's busy night continues
Aguero finally puts the ball in the net, but only after the whistle had already gone for handball. It's all City thus far.
City squander another great chance! This time it's a cross that falls to captain D. Silva inside the six-yard box, but he can't hit the target. Interestingly, the ball came to him off the arm of a Dinamo defender, but there won't be a penalty given here.
So close! A loose ball runs to Gundogan, 18 yards out, and he rifles an effort off the bar.
Dinamo manage their first shot on target from a corner, although it's a routine save for Ederson and he doesn't even have to dive.
- Yellow cardJoão CanceloManchester City
Olmo nips to the ball ahead of Cancelo, who kicks him in the head as he tries to clear and is lucky to just be booked.
Inside the box, Aguero does brilliantly to take the ball past his marker with a lovely first touch, but he then blazes over.
Dinamo give the ball away cheaply again and a deflected pass loops towards to B.Silva, who doesn't make the best connection and sees his volley go wide.
A sloppy backpass puts Aguero through on goal. He tries to take it round the goalkeeper, but Livakovic makes himself big and makes a good save. Aguero gathers the rebound and sends in back into the danger zone, where it ricochets to B. Silva, but he shoots over.
Having dominated possession, City cause a little mayhem in the Dinamo box for the first time, but D. Silva can't get the ball out of his feet and the visitors clear.
Cancelo crosses too close to the goalkeeper, who claims with ease.
These same Dinamo fans are also making themselves heard inside the ground.
Presented with an opportunity to run at the defence, Aguero tries to play in B. Silva but overhits the pass.
Rodri landed on his back, but also hit his head. He looks far from ideal, but has come back onto the pitch.
Rodri goes up for a header and lands very nastily on his back. He looks in serious pain here.
Mahrez wins the ball high up the pitch but is quickly crowded out. An early warning for Zagreb there.
And we're off.
The teams are out; City in their home colours and Dinamo in fluorescent yellow.
Elsewhere in the group, Shakhtar have just scored a 95th-minute winner against Atalanta. It finished 2-1 in the San Siro.
Good to know.
Dinamo Zagreb sit top of the group after that impressive 4-0 victory over Atalanta last time out. City are second, just behind on goal difference after beating Shakhtar Donetsk 3-0.
Surely that's a bit much? Besides, he was injured weeks ago.
These clubs have never met in a competitive game before, although Guardiola did twice defeat Dinamo while Bayern Munich manager.
Citizens in the house.
Zagreb won 4-0 on the road in their last domestic match - the same scoreline by which they beat Atalanta in their last Champions League game.
Pep Guardiola was full of praise for Mahrez after he scored in the win over Everton at the weekend. The Algerian has seven assists and six goals in 16 Champions League games and looks to really be carving out a role for himself this season.
City have scored 19 goals in their last four home games in the Champions League.
As for Dinamo, their team in unchanged from the one that beat Atalanta in their opening game. That means they stick with five at the back, and Mislav Orsic - who wears number 99 - lived up to that billing with a hat-trick against the Italians.
DINAMO ZAGREB: Livakovic, Stojanovic, Theophile-Catherine, Dilaver, Peric, Leovac, Ademi, Moro, Orsic, Olmo, Petkovic. Subs: Zagorac, Pinto, Gavranovic, Situm, Gojak, Atirmwen, Kadzior.
The hosts are without Kevin De Bruyne, making this the first Premier League or Champions League game he has missed this season. Joao Cancelo makes his second City start, while the in-form Riyad Mahrez also starts. Fernandinho continues to be used as a centre-half.
MANCHESTER CITY: Ederson, Cancelo, Fernandinho, Otamendi, Mendy, Gundogan, Rodri, D. Silva, B. Silva, Mahrez, Aguero. Subs: Bravo, Walker, Sterling, Jesus, Foden, Garcia, Angelino.
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