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Manchester City start their Champions League campaign with a comfortable win away at Sevilla.

0-1 City of Manchester Starting lineup: There was still time for one more City goal just as the game appeared to be winding down. 7 Ederson There will be no prizes for guessing who started City’s scoring. Kevin De Bruyne and Erling Haaland He was so untested that he might as well not have been there. Here are our ratings for Manchester City’s players in their trademark victory over Sevilla in Spain: After a corner, Cancelo advanced down the right flank and delivered a great low ball for Rben Dias to tap in his first Champions League goal. Manchester City have begun yet another Champions League campaign, and will hope that their 3-0 win away at Sevilla is an indication of things to come as they aim to win Europe’s premier competition for the first time. Another strange incident occurred when throwing the ball out, similar to the Crystal Palace incident, but we got away with it. Joo Cancelo – 8Seemed a little more at ease than usual, driving forward at will. Dias received an excellent assist. Midway through the first half, Phil Foden picked up the ball, feeding Kevin De Bruyne, who in turn played the ball to the back post, where Erling Haaland waited – you know what happened next. He was in a good position to score. He was assured on the ball and with the little defending he had to do. Not long after that, Haaland was at it again, as Foden’s effort was saved but not held by Bono in the Sevilla goal, and the Norwegian striker was there to snare the rebound and match his return from his Champions League debut at previous club Borussia Dortmund. The English Champions had an easy second half as well, with Foden getting on the scoresheet after combining with Joo Cancelo before twisting the Sevilla defense this way and that before firing low into the net and ending the Spaniard’s resistance. Manuel Akanji – 7.5He couldn’t have made a better debut. Rben Dias – 7.5, like Akanji, had little to do in the back. Sergio Gómez – 7.5Appeared to be at ease in his first start for the club, frequently displaying his strong technique. Rodri – 7.5Reduce some of the minor lapses in concentration we’ve seen from him this season. I sprayed the ball all over. Substitutes: 8.5 for Phil Foden Kevin de Bruyne – 8Drove through the midfield with his usual zeal, perfectly setting up Haaland’s first goal. He slid into any area he needed to in order to ensure City total control. Participated in the first three goals before taking a break. Erling Haaland – 8.5He did exactly what he said he would do. 7 Cole Palmer Jack Grealish – 7On his comeback from injury, he demonstrated his ability to run with the ball and did a good job in his hour on the pitch. With his strength, he bullied Sevilla’s backline and was in the right place to tuck in two more goals. Ilkay Gündogan – 6.5Did some good midfield work, but was occasionally hesitant to deliver the killer pass. Was out to impress with his quick feet, and he certainly succeeded as he gave Sevilla a new headache. 7 Kalvin Phillips Bernardo Silva – 7.5Back in midfield and as the team’s engine. Julián lvarez – 6.5Made some promising runs that his teammates did not always notice. 6.5 Riyad Mahrez On his Champions League debut, he confidently sprayed the ball around the pitch, looking right at home. Was a little indirect at times, as he has been in recent displays, but was crucial to the final goal. So much more involved than he has been in recent disappointing performances.

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