There was a spell in Manchester City's 2-1 win over Napoli on Tuesday where the home side couldn't get out of their own half. Pep Guardiola's team changed nothing in their style and continued to try to pass their way forward -- but they often ended up giving the ball back to the Serie A leaders.
It left the City fans on edge. The club had started the game brightly, going 2-0 up in no time, and it looked likely that Napoli were going to struggle as they moved the ball quickly, exerting their dominance...
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TOP STORY: De Bruyne's agent eager to push City to offer pay-rise
Kevin De Bruyne has been in sensational form for Manchester City, emerging as one of the elite playmakers in European football, and the Telegraph reports that the Belgium international's representative will push for a pay increase to match his status.
A scintillating first half-hour laid the foundation for City's 2-1 win as a clever and resilient Napoli side forced their way back into the game thereafter, pushing City more than any other opponent so far this season.
City started where they had left off against Stoke at the weekend, with a whirlwind attacking spell that had Napoli in absolute knots. Mesmerising football, concentrated on the left flank to start, brought immediate rewards and perhaps should have delivered more before...
MANCHESTER, England -- Three points from the Etihad on Manchester City's 2-1 win over Napoli in the UEFA Champions League.
1. City ride out Napoli's revival
It began with Manchester City destroying an opponent in the manner that has become habitual in English football. Napoli, currently top of Serie A, scoring goals at a rate not seen for decades, were being put to the sword, and swiftly, behind strikes from Raheem Sterling and Gabriel Jesus.
According to AS, Barcelona and Manchester City are both monitoring the 22-year-old, whose new deal continues through 2021.
Barca believe that Weigl could fit their style of play and be a long-term replacement for Sergio Busquets as the cornerstone of their midfield, the report states. Meanwhile, Pep Guardiola has told director...
Things change in the blink of an eye in football. The Football Whispers Index takes the latest transfer rumours and gives them a score out of five; the higher the score, the more realistic and reliable the whisper.
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Julian Weigl to Manchester City
Borussia Dortmund midfielder Weigl is a Manchester City transfer target as Pep Guardiola looks for replacements for Fernandinho...