City Top CL Group After Dortmund Draw
City top CL group after 0-0 draw with Borussia Dortmund; Erik Adeyemi creates the only chance of the game in the first half; Kalidou Koulibaly misses Manchester United clash with knee injury; Mateo Kovacic complains of calf tightness; Erik Haaland emerges as hero in 0-0 draw with Borussia Dortmund; Pep unsure on Haaland i injury; Pep uncertain about Haaland's injury; City will meet Manchester United in the last sixteen on Monday, where City will face the winner of the group.
Erik Adeyemi creates best chance for City in first half
Manchester City create the best chance of the first half after an Erik Adeyemi corner is headed across goal by the right-winger. The pass is aimed at Hazard, but he can't control the ball and it ends up in the side netting. After the rebound, Adeyemi again takes the ball and gets forward to shoot. The shot is low and is blocked by Ortega Moreno. After his effort, City create another chance, with the same player. City control the game for large parts, but Dortmund always threatened. The hosts were not afraid to press and hunt down the half-spaces, but Adeyemi was a constant nuisance. He was a constant threat on the left, and Guardiola changed his formation at half-time to protect himself against him. Info : koora online
Kalidou Koulibaly misses Manchester United clash with knee injury
Chelsea are without their midfielder Kalidou Koulibaly for the clash with Manchester United on Saturday due to a knee injury. Koulibaly completed a 33 million move to Stamford Bridge from Napoli in the summer but has now missed three Premier League games with the injury. His absence from Saturday's clash with Manchester United means he could miss the trip to Brighton next weekend. If Chelsea do win in Austria, they will be in the Champions League, so this is a blow for the Blues. Hopefully, the injury isn't serious. The midfielder has not trained this week and is not expected to be available for Saturday's game. However, his injury is still a concern for the Blues, and it is not clear if he will be available. Koulibaly is also doubtful for Tuesday's trip to Salzburg and is a doubt for the trip to Brighton. The injury has forced the Blues to make changes to their back-five and Trevoh Chalobah could be a back-up against Leicester.
Mateo Kovacic complains of calf tightness
Chelsea striker Mateo Kovacic has complained of calf tightness after the draw with Dortmund. He is not the only player to be troubled by a calf problem. Thiago Silva is injured, as is Benjamin Sesko. The walking wounded will be at Brighton on Saturday.
Emile Smith Rowe to be assessed after half-time substitution
Emile Smith Rowe will be assessed for injury after his half-time substitution against City. The midfielder hasn't been included in the team for the past two matches and could be ruled out for a few weeks. Smith Rowe was not included in the squad pictures for the week, but the club confirmed that the midfielder was suffering from illness. The squad will also be missing Takehiro Tomiyasu, who has been struggling with a calf problem. The team will therefore be without a centre-back for the match, meaning Smith Rowe will be replaced by Gabriel Martinelli. Source بث مباشر مباريات The club will wait until Friday's training session to make an assessment on Smith Rowe's fitness. He missed the Europa League match last week and has played less than 2,000 minutes of league football this season. Although Smith Rowe hasn't started a Premier League game in a while, he has been training and looks closer to a full matchday. If Smith Rowe is fit, he could replace Gabriel Martinelli and Bukayo Saka in the team.
Mahrez's missed penalties
Manchester City top the Champions League group after drawing 0-0 with Dortmund at the Etihad Stadium. City have only won one of their last four games in all competitions and their unbeaten record in the league was broken by Liverpool. However, they came back to beat Brighton on Saturday and now top their group after a 0-0 draw with Dortmund. During the game, Pep Guardiola handed his first start for City to new signing Ortega, who denied both Karim Adeyemi and Moukoko in the first half. Dortmund needed a point to reach the last eight, while City had to win the group. The first half saw both sides create a decent number of chances but none could turn them into goals. Dortmund's best chances came early on, as Karim Adeyemi smashed multiple drives into the box, but his resulting shot was straight at the debutant Stefan Ortega Moreno. Info : koraonline