Saturday, May 18, 2024

Lesson from Cardiola to Pochettino!


Anwar Ibrahim (Cairo)
In a thrilling match from start to finish, Manchester City were able to teach Paris Saint-Germain a lesson in high pressure, possession, precise passing and cutting the ball at the fifth “Al Ittihad” ground. In the group stage round of the Champions League, he won a deserved 2-1 victory and avenged his defeat in the first leg at the Parc des Princes in the French capital, Paris.

“Heavenly Moon” finished first in the group after 12 points from their five matches, while Saint-Germain’s draw ended with 8 points, but it qualified for the next round as the second group. .
Cardiola’s battalion dominated the game in the first half, and as a result of constant pressure from City players, especially Bernardo Silva, Raheem Sterling and Riyad Mahrez, and behind them, Saint-Germain carried the burden of defense and goalkeeper. Kundokan, Rodrigo and Kanslow.
Pep Cardiola cleverly outscored Argentina coach Mauricio Pochettino, and took advantage of the absence of Paris’ Italian midfielder Verdi “Romana Misen” to succeed in imposing his control on the midfield.
Although Saint-Germain started to score, 5 minutes after the start of the second half, with its young star Kylian Mbabane, the City players regained control of the rest of the half, and Cardiola made a brilliant change by knocking out the entire backward Ginseng. Gabriel Jesus, who was not at his level, and included an outspoken striker, completely changed the scale of the match in favor of City and continued to threaten Saint-Germain’s goal. Raheem Sterling equalized in the 63rd minute under constant pressure from Cardiola’s players, and the England champions were not satisfied with the equalizer, but intensified their attacks, and Jesus won the second goal from Bernardo Silva’s superb pass. In the 77th minute, City made it 2-1, with the exception of the sixth round match against Leipzig, Germany.

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