Date: 2nd October 2018 at 7:58pm
Written by:
TSG 1899 Hoffenheim
1 – 2
Manchester City

WIRSOL Rhein-Neckar-Arena

Champions League - Group F

Referee: Damir Skomina of Slovenia

TSG 1899 Hoffenheim Manchester City
Ishak Belfodil (1') Sergio Agüero (7'), Silva (87')
1 Oliver Baumann 31 Ederson
2 Joshua Brenet 2 Kyle Walker
25 Kevin Akpoguma 4 Vincent Kompany
38 Stefan Posch 30 Nicolas Otamendi
Stones 64'
3 Pavel Kaderábek 14 Aymeric Laporte
10 Kerem Demirbay
Hack 89' 21 David Silva
24 Justin Hoogma 25 Fernandinho
11 Florian Grillitsch Bittencourt 82' 8 Ilkay Gündogan Bernardo Silva 68'
34 Apolinário de Lira 7 Raheem Sterling Mahrez 75'
28 Adam Szalai Kramaric 54' 10 Sergio Agüero
19 Ishak Belfodil 19 Leroy Sané


9 Reiss Nelson 3 Danilo
13 Leonardo Bittencourt 5 John Stones
27 Andrej Kramaric 20 Bernardo Silva
32 Vicenzo Grifo 26 Riyad Mahrez
36 Gregor Kobel 33 Gabriel Jesus
37 Robin Hack 35 Aleks Zinchenko
41 Alfons Amade 49 Aro Muric

Game Statistics

5 Goal attempts 15
2 On Target 6
1 Corners 8
12 Fouls 16
1 Yellow Cards 4
0 Red Cards 0
34 % 66

Johnny On The Spot: #AND BREATHE. A pivotal week in Manchester City’s season has begun with a crucial narrow away win out of another frustrating night in the Champions League as the Blues once again failed to put away the opposition comprehensively in a game they dominated. Imperious in England and Wales, City’s form in Europe is an utter mystery, 17 games without a clean sheet on the road in this competition telling it’s own story. Admittedly, our cause was not helped by a classic “homer” of a referee, but we cannot afford the type of defensive lapses and profligacy that pegged back tonight’s performance. Make no mistake either regarding Hoffenheim who absolutely went after City, no doubt inspired by Lyon’s victory over the English champions. All that said, this is an ideal pressure relieving result and now the centurions have an extra 24 hours more than the hack and pundit’s champions elect Liverpool to prepare for the biggest game of the season to date on Sunday. Liverpool must contend with the Napoli cauldron beforehand. My Man of The Match was none other than match winner Spanish Dave. A special word for Riyad Mahrez who is worth a start on Merseyside.