Man City beats Napoli 2-1 for 3rd win in Champions League

Man City beats Napoli 2-1 for 3rd win in Champions League

Man City beats Napoli 2-1 for 3rd win in Champions League

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Napoli owner Aurelio De Laurentiis says the Serie A leaders should rest some of their key players for Tuesday's Champions League clash. Not that he would necessarily win anything but he would raise the standard.

Belgian midfielder De Bruyne fired a long-range shot against the bar in the 25th after a swift City counter-attack and then Jesus had a goalbound effort cleared off the line by Kalidou Koulibaly.

How likely are Man City to progress?

Let's see who is in shape and go into it without making too many calculations at this stage of the season, we could make changes in this one or the next one.

"It's difficult to find a team who have a lot of clean sheets but do not score goals".

"I've studied their style, the way they play, I like teams like Napoli, they never waste the ball possession, they play so well in tight spaces and there is no difference between home and away games". Perhaps the Italians weren't playing badly, but it was the level that the English side reached that eclipsed Napoli, and will give even the best sides real problems.

While they did miss out on the chance to take points from City, they will take heart from their fighting display for when they welcome their opponents to Italy in two weeks time. We play to score goals.

Argentina international Sergio Aguero is a major doubt doing into Tuesday night's clash following his recent car crash.

Roma could miss defensive organiser, Kostas Manolas, while midfield workaholic, Kevin Strootman, is a major doubt for the trip to London.

Goals by Raheem Sterling and Gabriel Jesus put City 2-0 ahead by the 13th minute.

Manchester City: Ederson 8 - Walker 6, Stones 7, Otamendi 7, Delph 6 - De Bruyne 9, Fernandinho 7.5, Silva 7 (Gundogan 6) - Sterling 8 (Bernado Silva 6), Jesus 8 (Danilo 6), Sane 7.5.

The list of left-backs linked with a switch to the Etihad is growing, with Ghoulam joined by Ryan Bertrand (Southampton), Aarón Martin (Espanyol) and José Luis Gayà (Valencia) on the rumour mill. [Lorenzo] Insigne, [Dries] Mertens and [Jose] Callejon.

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