Manchester City 3-1 Porto: Player Ratings as Citizens Come From Behind to Secure Victory

Manchester City 3-1 Porto: Player Ratings as Citizens Come From Behind to Secure Victory

Torres scored his second goal for the club on Wednesday | Pool/Getty Images

Manchester City came from a goal behind to beat Porto 3-1 at home on the opening night of their Champions League campaign on Wednesday night.

A Porto side devastating on the break had the City defence at sixes and sevens early on, and deservedly took the lead through Luis Diaz. Sergio Aguero’s controversial penalty equaliser was added to with Ilkay Gundogan’s fine free kick, before Ferran Torres completed the scoring late on.

Here are your Manchester City and Porto player ratings.

1. Goalkeeper & Defenders

Walker was excellent in forward areas | Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images

Ederson (GK) – 7/10 – Made a huge stop in the second half when Porto looked sure to score, but his distribution wasn’t at its finest.

Kyle Walker (RB) – 8/10 –

Produced a stunning piece of defending in the first half to deny Porto grabbing a second goal. Frighteningly one footed but had an otherwise fine evening.

Ruben Dias (CB) – 6/10 –

Caught horribly out of position for the opening goal. Hard to tell whether he hasn’t adjusted to his new surroundings yet or felt he needed compensate for having Garcia alongside him.

Eric Garcia (CB) – 4/10 –

Looked way out of his depth in the heart of defence. Lunged into a few tackles too early and got caught in two minds whether to stick or twist. There is a good player there, but just not tonight.

Joao Cancelo (LB) – 6/10 –

Took a number of risks in possession throughout proceedings, but most of them were in an effort to shift the ball onto his preferred right foot. Still, he’s better than Benjamin Mendy.

Gundogan’s free kick put City in front | Pool/Getty Images

Bernardo Silva (CM) – 8/10 – Was in his element as an almost sweeper-esque deep-lying midfielder, similar to that he played against Arsenal. A joy to watch when in full swing.

Rodri (CM) – 6/10 –

He doesn’t look cumbersome but he sure can act like it. Rodri’s lack of pace was exploited on a number of occasions by the pacy Porto forwards.

Ilkay Gundogan (CM) – 7/10 –

Wrestled back possession in midfield well despite being blitzed past in the first half. Then, just as he was about to come off, he scored a peach of a free kick.

3. Forwards

Scored his penalty. Just. | Pool/Getty Images
Foden and Torres came on | Pool/Getty Images

Porto Player Ratings

Conceded the pen then came so close to saving it | Pool/Getty Images

6. Midfielders

Diaz got the opener | Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images
Marega led the line. He’s big enough to. | Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images

Moussa Marega (ST) – 5/10

8. Substitutes

— FC Porto (@FCPorto) October 21, 2020

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