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Pep Guardiola Criticizes Man City Players For Underperforming In 5-0 Champions League Win

 Pep Guardiola Criticizes Man City Players For Underperforming In 5-0 Champions League Win


Manchester City pounded Sporting Lisbon 5-0 in Portugal on Tuesday night however stickler Pep Guardiola was not completely dazzled with his group.

Pep Guardiola Criticizes Man City Players For Underperforming In 5-0 Champions League Win

The city began the round of 16 as competition top choices and they satisfied that charging with a prevailing first-leg show in Portugal.

Brandishing have the best protection in Portugal's Primeira Liga this season, yet City observed themselves four objectives clear after under 45 minutes.

A half-time score of 0-4 made Champions League history as City turned into the very first away group in the knockout stage to lead by four objectives at the stretch.

Bernardo Silva scored two times inside 44 minutes. Riyad Mahrez and Phil Foden likewise saw as the net, before Raheem Sterling finished the defeat in the final part.

Yet, when a BT Sport columnist after the match found out if he had seen "essentially an ideal execution", the Spaniard shook his head and tutted.

Guardiola was plainly in a very positive mind-set, yet he answered: "No. A few players failed to meet expectations and we lost simple balls, however we were so clinical.

"We found in the initial five or six minutes how great Sporting are. The contrast between the two groups isn't 5-0 however we were so clinical. We rebuffed them.

"There is one rule in football when you have the ball and that is not to lose it. We had a few straightforward passes that we lost. Against the top sides in Europe we would be rebuffed.

"It is a fabulous group. They are the bosses of Portugal. They have amazing sprinters. They have a decent group yet I am extremely satisfied on the grounds that we make a major advance towards the following round."

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