Sergio AGUERO wins it for Manchester City, DI MARIA shines for PSG

Sergio AGUERO wins it for Manchester City, DI MARIA shines for PSG

Sergio AGUERO wins it for Manchester City, DI MARIA shines for PSG

Time and time again the Citizens were able to find pockets of space in risky areas, played their way out of pressure and split open an uncomfortable-looking centre back pairing of David Luiz and Antonio Rudiger to create overloads in the final third. But one thing was clear on Sunday: this City team are still hungry for more success. The 22-year-old had a great first season of regular first-team football at Crystal Palace last season despite losing out on a chunk of playing time due to injury. Both managers have the utmost respect for each-other and neither side will be going hell for leather for victory.

"Real Madrid have been linked with Hazard, who does not start pre-season training until Monday, while Barcelona are supposedly interested in Willian, a second-half substitute against City", Upson told BBC Sport. This was a commanding City display. Cesc Fabregas, Ross Barkley, or Ruben Loftus-Cheek will all hope to make it theirs, but the answer to this problem could lie in the transfer market.

Strikers Alvaro Morata and Michy Batshuayi also appear to be eager to move on, but that would leave just Olivier Giroud as Chelsea's lead marksman and he has also been the subject of transfer rumours this summer. As far as matters on the pitch is concerned, Maurizio Sarri will look towards the Italian worldwide to run the show from the middle of the park and create the chances for his teammates in the final third.

Manchester City kicked off the campaign with silverware as Sergio Aguero's double saw off Maurizio Sarri's undercooked Chelsea in the Community Shield. Right now, it is Bernardo and 10 players more.

With Agüero becoming the first City player to break the 200-goal barrier, Guardiola saluted the club's record scorer for the latest display of his predatory instincts. Foden ran with the ball at his feet all the way to the edge of the Chelsea penalty box, passing to Aguero, who dragged the ball on to his left foot and found the bottom corner of the net with a low finish.

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Two of Argentina's starting players at the 2018 FIFA World Cup were the stars for their European club team as Sergio AGUERO and Angel DI MARIA both netted twice with Lautaro MARTINEZ giving Inter the win.

But healing the wounds of Conte's fractious two-year reign - which ended with Chelsea 30 points behind City in fifth place - won't be easy for Sarri, as this spluttering performance underlined.

The Italian was wanted by Guardiola this summer but instead opted for a £50m switch to Stamford Bridge, to link up with his former Napoli boss Sarri.

New Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri could win a trophy in his first official game with the reigning FA Cup champions.


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