Erling Haaland, Kevin de Bruyne y Jack Grealish en el duelo entre el Manchester City y el Crystal Palace


Goal at half throttle! De Bruyne and City scare Madrid for the Champions League

Published:6/04/2024 - 18:59h

Updated:7/04/2024 - 11:22h

Manchester City have already shown that they will face Real Madrid in the Champions League quarterfinals at full capacity, as they achieved a flawless 2-4 victory against Crystal Palace. This is the second defeat they have inflicted on a squad this week

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And the Manchester City went back to win! The combined of Pep Guardiola, that came to win to the Aston Villa (4-1) the past Wednesday, had to play again grieve three days afterwards. In this occasion, Crystal Palace was the 'victim' of the aplanadora 'citizen'. Although the 'glassmakers' advanced in the marker tempranamente with an annotation of Jean-Philippe Mateta to the minute 3, could not resist the gale of game of the combined mancuniano. With two targets of Kevin of Bruyne (13' and 70'), one of Rico Lewis (47') and another of Erling Haaland (66'), the 'Sky Blues' crushed to the Palace, that only could discount with a goal of Odsonne Édouard to the minute 86.

The cast that saw of celestial jumped to the lawn of the Selhurst Park with the mind put in the commitment of the next Tuesday against the Real Madrid, and this reflected in the tactics of the of Santpedor, the one who decided to leave in the bench to players like Mateo Kovacic, Bernardo Silva and Phil Foden from the start of the clash. It costs to mention that Foden came to mark a hat-trick against the Aston Villa, but in this crash Guardiola decided to not to give him neither a minute of action. Nevertheless, Bernardo ingresó to the minute 90+2 and Kovacic to the minute 73.

Besides, in this occasion, the exentrenador of the FC Barcelona decided to give opportunity to see action to Erling Haaland and Kevin of Bruyne, usual headlines, but that did not play against the 'peasant'. Also, after several days of absence, the Catalan decided to give him minutes to the English defender John Stones to tune it of face to the meeting against the Real Madrid, since his participation was in doubt by a problem in the knee.

How it developed the duel between Crystal Palace and the Manchester City?

Regarding the development of the party, began of rugged way for the picture of Pep Guardiola with the goal of Mateta to the minute 3. Nevertheless, this annotation envalentonó to the City, that attacked untiringly until breaking the resistance of Crystal Palace. To the 13', Kevin of Bruyne marked an authentic golazo, a derechazo from inside the area that coló by all the square, empatando the party 1-1, result that kept during all the first-half in spite of the numerous opportunities of the 'citizens' to take the advantage in the marker.

The second half began with a really frantic rhythm. Crystal Palace converted a goal in the minute 46, through Mateta, but was cancelled by offside. However, the 'Sky Blues' answered this statement of intentions of the 'eagles' quickly and in the minute 47, Rico Lewis annotated the 1-2 after controlling a centre of Jack Grealish inside the area and send the balloon at the end of the networks of way magistral. This increased the siege of the cast mancuniano on the goal of Dean Henderson, so much that the third annotation arrived to the 66' thanks to the goleador Norwegian Erling Haaland, the one who took advantage of a balloon sent to the heart of the area by part of Of Bruyne for colarse until between two defenders for 'in extremis' hit the spherical and convert the deserved 1-3.

Finally, the Manchester City closed the tap in the minute 70 with a goal of Kevin of Bruyne, the one who took out a powerful shot with the left-handed to the first stick, impossible to detain for Henderson. Back to this, Crystal Palace 'maquillaría' the electronic putting the definite 2-4, when Edouard anticipated to his marker and attained to hit a balloon sent to the first stick by Jeffrey Schlupp. This annotation marked the term of the notable actions of the commitment, sealing the victory of the 'citizens', that at present lead the Premier League with 70 points, waiting for the results of Liverpool and Arsenal in his respective clashes of this day. After these goleadas, the ones of Pep Guardiola seem to be entirely list to confront to a rival of weight like the Real Madrid.

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