Manchester City defeat SSC Napoli in tough Champions League battle

Manchester City defeat SSC Napoli in tough Champions League battle

- Manchester City on Tuesday night, October 17, defeated visiting SSC Napoli

- The match was a tough UEFA Champions League duel at the Etihad stadium

- Englishman Raheem Sterling and Gabriel Jesus were both on target for City

Premier League campaigners Manchester City on Tuesday night, October 17, continued their impressive run in this season's Champions League after beating SSC Napoli 2-1 at the Etihad stadium.

Italian side Napoli came to England with the hope of them getting at least a point against Pep Guardiola's men, but they were taught a good football lesson by the hosts.

Manchester City got the breakthrough in the 11th minute when Kyle Walker fired a powerful shot which was blocked by Napoli defenders before Raheem Sterling picked up the loose ball to score.

Manchester City defeat SSC Napoli in tough Champions League battle

Man City striker Raheem Sterling on target (photo: Guardian)

Brazilian star Gabriel Jesus scored the second goal for Manchester City in the 13th minute after being superbly set up by Kevin de Bruyne for him to beat Pepe Reina in goal for Napoli.

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Napoli had a superb chance for them to reduce the scoreline in the 38th minute when Kyle Walker fouled Raul Albiol in which the referee had no choice than to give a penalty, but Dries Mertens missed the penalty as City goalie Ederson Moraes dived well to save.

The visitors eventually scored in the 73rd minute when Fernandinho fouled Faouzi Ghoulam in the box, and Amadou Diawara stepped forward to score the penalty.

Manchester City almost got their third goal at the death, but Leroy Sane missed as the Citizens went on to win the match 2-1.

NAIJ.com had earlier reported how Cristiano Ronaldo saved Real Madrid from an embarrassing defeat against Premier League side Tottenham.

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Source: Sports.naija.ng

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