• De Bruyne: Red card changed game for Manchester City

    De Bruyne: Red card changed game for Manchester City

    Pep Guardiola’s side felt it was not the time to play pretty football after Fernandinho was sent off, said De Bruyne.

    Kevin De Bruyne conceded Manchester City “killed the game” to close out the 1-1 draw at Borussia Monchengladbach that secured their progress to the last 16 of the Champions League.

    David Silva cancelled out Raffael’s first-half opener for the hosts on the stroke of the interval, but any advantage City thought they might derive for Lars Stindl’s red card, after the […]

  • Guardiola congratulates City for battling through

    Guardiola congratulates City for battling through

    The Citizens progressing to the knockout stages drew praise from the manager despite a patchy showing in Germany.

    Pep Guardiola is pleased Manchester City can turn their attentions towards the Premier League title race with Champions League progress in the bag following a 1-1 draw at Borussia Monchengladbach.

    David Silva netted an equaliser on the stroke of half-time for City, who fell behind when Raffael drove home emphatically for the hosts.

    The second half became disjointed as Gladbach’s Lars Stindl and City’s Fernandinho […]

  • Borussia Monchengladbach 1-1 Manchester City: Pep’s men through to knockouts after draw

    Borussia Monchengladbach 1-1 Manchester City: Pep’s men through to knockouts after draw

    The Premier League club are now guaranteed a place in the last 16, but they cannot finish first in their group after Barcelona breezed past Celtic.

    Manchester City secured their passage to the last 16 of the Champions League on Wednesday with a 1-1 draw at Borussia Monchengladbach in a game where both teams were reduced to 10 men.

    Not for the first time this season, City boss Pep Guardiola reverted to a 3-2-4-1 formation designed to take control of central areas, […]

  • Hazard MOCKS Chelsea’s transfer policy: ‘I knew I would not stay’

    Hazard MOCKS Chelsea’s transfer policy: ‘I knew I would not stay’

    Eden’s younger brother, Thorgan, claims his failure to make the cut in the Premier League did not come as a surprise to him.

    Borussia Monchengladbach star Thorgan Hazard always knew his future would not be at Chelsea when he joined the Stamford Bridge side in 2012.

    The attacking midfielder made his way to the Premier League from Lens together with his older brother Eden, who signed for Chelsea from Lille.

    Thorgan was sent out on loan to Zulte Waregem in his first two […]

  • Bayern Munich ease past Borussia Monchengladbach

    Bayern Munich ease past Borussia Monchengladbach

    Bayern Munich extended their lead at the top of the Bundesliga to three points after getting back to winning ways with a 2-0 victory over Borussia Monchengladbach.

    Arturo Vidal and Douglas Costa ensured Carlo Ancelotti’s team won in the league again after back-to-back draws, and took full advantage of slip-ups from rivals Cologne and Borussia Dortmund to put some daylight between themselves and their challengers at the top of the table.

    Bayern’s win was never in any doubt as they dominated from […]

  • Manchester City 4-0 Borussia Monchengladbach: Sergio Aguero bags a hat-trick and Kelechi Iheanacho scores in the final moments as City begin life in Europe under Pep Guardiola with a win

    Manchester City 4-0 Borussia Monchengladbach: Sergio Aguero bags a hat-trick and Kelechi Iheanacho scores in the final moments as City begin life in Europe under Pep Guardiola with a win

    So here’s the question: if the team keeps serving up entertainment like this, are the fans going to persist with booing before the curtain goes up?

    Champions League nights at The Etihad Stadium have tended to be an uncomfortable experience. The negativity that has been aimed at UEFA from the stands, as soon as the first bars of that anthem have been played, made it feel that this was tournament they simply didn’t get.

    But now they have got Pep Guardiola, once […]

  • Manchester City’s Champions League opener rearranged for Wednesday evening

    Manchester City’s Champions League opener rearranged for Wednesday evening

    Manchester City’s Champions League Group C opener against Borussia Monchengladbach has been rearranged for Wednesday evening following a torrential thunderstorm on Tuesday.

    Heavy rain saturated the pitch at the Etihad Stadium in the two hours before the scheduled 7.45pm kick-off and made the surrounding areas dangerous.

    A decision to call off the game was eventually taken at around 7.25pm based on safety concerns around the ground. The German club later confirmed a rearranged time of 7.45pm Wednesday.

    According to UEFA competition regulations – […]