Listed below are your Manchester Metropolis night headlines for Thursday, October 22.
Fernandinho damage replace
After being launched as a late substitute within the Champions League win over Porto, Manchester Metropolis star Fernandinho hobbled off the Etihad pitch simply minutes later with what gave the impression to be a muscle subject.
The Brazilian was changed in stoppage time by John Stones, and in his post-match press convention, Metropolis boss Pep Guardiola admitted it was probably the midfielder can be dominated out for a number of weeks.
“It’s unhealthy information with Fernandinho,” the Catalan coach mentioned. “He has an issue in his leg, he could possibly be out for 4 or six weeks.”
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Fernandinho has featured in each Metropolis sport bar one this season, and after the win, he offered an damage replace through Instagram.
He wrote: “The information will not be one of the best, however I will be again quickly. Now it is time to work and get better. Nonetheless, it is at all times nice to kick-off with a win. C’mon Metropolis!”
Guardiola unleashes frustrations in direction of Porto
After Metropolis’s hard-fought 3-1 victory over Porto on Wednesday evening, Guardiola couldn’t assist however unleash his frustrations in direction of the Portuguese aspect for what he perceived to be defensive ways.
“We knew how robust it could be as a result of Porto and Benfica are one of the best groups in Portugal,” he mentioned.
“They’ve a profitable mentality, they need to win each sport so it shocked a bit of bit that they performed so defensively, with 5 on the again.”
When requested to elaborate, Guardiola commented on Porto’s obvious try and recreate Leicester Metropolis’s success earlier within the season.
“I feel that’s a query for the Porto supervisor, we didn’t count on it,” he mentioned. “They play on a regular basis with 4 on the again. Perhaps they noticed the sport right here the place we misplaced 5-2 to Leicester and thought they might copy and paste.
“It’s so tough to assault with this technique. They’re extremely aggressive – when you’re on the pitch, you see how bodily and quick they’re.
“In these sort of video games, we study a bit of bit. We managed rather well, we had been extremely affected person. We received an unbelievable victory.”
Pepe claims Porto defeat was “utterly unfair”
Porto centre-back Pepe, who confronted off numerous occasions towards Guardiola whereas a Actual Madrid participant, has claimed his aspect’s Champions League defeat on the Etihad was unjust and the results of poor refereeing choices.
“The result’s utterly unfair,” the centre-back advised A Bola, through InsideFutbol.
“Manchester Metropolis have excellent gamers and didn’t want this assist. So many unhealthy choices and it price us much more.
“Immediately with the expertise we’ve, VAR (Joao) didn’t entice the referee’s consideration, it’s unacceptable.
“There was a penalty on me. I feel it was Cancelo. There was additionally a second yellow that ought to have been proven to Rodri.”