UCL - Player Ratings: Napoli 2 - 4 Manchester City: Historic Aguero

01 November at 23:15
Serie A leaders Napoli are all but eliminated from the Champions League after tonights loss at home at the Stadio San Paolo by 2-4 against Pep Guardiola's Manchester City.

Maurizio Sarri's Partenopei still have a slim chance to qualify from their group but it is no longer in their hands as they have to win both of their remaining fixtures against Feyenoord and Shaktar and hope that the Ukranians losing there fixture against Manchester City as well.

Things started really well for Napoli when Lorenzo Insigne hooked up with Dries Mertens to give them the lead but after full-back Ghoulam came off injured midway through the first hald Manchester City took control of proceedings and never looked back. Napoli really needed the three points and despite Jorginho's equalizer from the penalty spot after John Stones gave City the lead early in the second half, it was only ever a matter of time before Guardiola's men took the lead again.

Which they did when Sergio Aguero and Raheem Sterling scored a goal each to give the Premier League leaders the 3 points and also securing City's place in the second round of the Champions League. The icing on the cake for Manchester City tonight was that Sergio Aguero became the club's all time goal scorer when he gave them the lead midway through the second half.

Player ratings:

Napoli (4-3-3): Pepe Reina (5,5); Hysaj (5), Albiol (5,5), Koulibaly (5), Ghoulam (6); Jorginho (6,5), Allan (5,5), Hamsik (5); Insigne (7), Mertens (6), Callejon (5,5)

Subs: Maggio (5), Rog (5,5), Ounas (N/A).

Manchester City (4-2-3-1): Ederson (5,5); Danilo (5,5), Stones (7), Otamendi (6,5), Delph (6); Fernandinho (7), Gündogan (6); Sane (6,5), De Bruyne (6), Sterling (7); Aguero (7).

Subs: D. Silva (6), B Silva (6), Gabriel Jesus (N/A).
Nima Tavallaey Roodsari (@NimaTavRood)


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