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‘Had a tremendous game’ – some fans hail ‘brilliant’ Man City man for ‘phenomenal’ performance

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Manchester City came from behind against Paris Saint-Germain to win 2-1 in their final Champions League group game and Ilkay Gundogan was one of many players who impressed.

The 31-year-old, who was given a player rating of 9/10 by the Manchester Evening News, seldom relinquished possession at the Etihad and provided a threat in the final third, so he was lauded by supporters on social media.

Against PSG, Gundogan played for 90 minutes, had 76 touches, won one aerial duel, completed 96.8% of his 62 passes, created two chances, had two shots, whipped in five crosses with 40% finding a teammate, made one interception and had two successful dribbles.

The German international has made 14 appearances in all competitions this season, scoring two goals with two assists. He remains a regular under Pep Guardiola and is still turning in exceptional performances on the biggest scale, so the fans’ praise was deserved.

Man City have now booked their place in the last-16 of the Champions League as group winners, which should afford them a more lenient draw in the next round. After losing in the Champions League final last season, Guardiola will be desperate to go one better this time so he’ll be delighted to have seen past PSG.

In other news, Jack Grealish is struggling at Man City

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