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Top 5 teams in the UEFA Champions League season 2019/20 after Matchday 4

SENIOR ANALYST
Top 5 / Top 10
07 Nov 2019, 14:16 IST

#4 Manchester City

Sterling has been brilliant for City
Sterling has been brilliant for City

Before game-week 4, Manchester City boasted a spotless record as they swatted aside every opposition kept in its path. However, against Atalanta on the road, the Sky Blues came unstuck, courtesy a combination of the hosts’ bravery and the visitors’ lacklustre performance.

To compound their woes, Ederson went off injured whereas his replacement, Claudio Bravo was shown a straight red card, meaning that Kyle Walker had to deputise in goal for the final few minutes. However, they showcased enough resolve to ensure their unbeaten record stayed intact.

Apart from the away game in Italy, the Cityzens have looked formidable as they scored 10 goals and conceded just a solitary goal in their previous three fixtures.

Moreover, the likes of Kevin de Bruyne, Raheem Sterling and Sergio Aguero seem to have hit their straps, thereby sending alarm bells ringing through opposition defences.

And, there’s the added incentive of Pep Guardiola wanting to win his first Champions League title since 2011; an achievement that could perhaps cast the Spaniard as the greatest manager to have ever graced the sport.

Thus, there are plenty of positives for the Cityzens to draw inspiration from, despite them not particularly covering themselves in glory in Italy. Consequently, it wouldn’t be too astonishing if they go deep into the tournament.   

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