English tabloids see ‘big City blow’ by Aké: ‘Guardiola’s only concern’

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English tabloids see 'big City blow' by Aké: 'Guardiola's only concern'

In England, it is seen that Nathan Aké’s injury could have fatal consequences for Manchester City, in the hunt for the treble. According to the tabloids, the Dutch defender did not play a special match against Bayern Munich, but had to leave the field with a hamstring injury. In Germany people are relatively critical of Matthijs de Ligt.

City drew 1-1 at Bayern on Wednesday evening, guaranteeing a place in the semi-finals of the Champions League. At The Citizens, however, Aké left the field after 66 minutes: when the Dutchman wanted to take a ball, it hit his hamstring. From 90 minutes, the Orange international gets a 6 as an assessment of the minutes he did play. “There are great concerns for City in the title fight due to Aké’s injury,” the medium writes.

The Mirror also thinks that the loss of Aké could have major consequences for Pep Guardiola’s team. City are fighting for the league title with Arsenal, while they are also in the race for the FA Cup and Champions League. Aké is having a great season at City. Unfortunately for him, his rough night got even worse when he had to be replaced by Aymeric Laporte.’

“If Aké is out for an extended period, City’s chances of winning the treble could take a huge blow,” the tabloid continues. Sky Sports also pays attention to the left-footed defender’s injury. Pep Guardiola’s only concern about an otherwise satisfying evening is the seriousness of Aké’s injury.

De Ligt
In Germany, De Ligt is assessed several times with a 4, which is equivalent to a minimum pass there. “It didn’t seem as stable as in recent weeks,” the German branch of Sky Sport writes about the Bayern Munich stopper. “For Haaland’s 0-1, he didn’t really get into a duel. All in all, it was a weaker performance from the Dutchman.’

“Not even seven minutes had been played when the defender gave a signal in a head duel with De Bruyne, by mowing down the Belgian,” writes the local newspaper TZ, who also gives a 4 to De Ligt. “How De Ligt defended in the air before the Haaland goal, however, was not ideal.”

The Orange-international gets a 3 from Abendzeitung München, which is a better grade in Germany. “He fought some gripping duels with Haaland. Two forces of nature collided. De Ligt delivered a decent performance against Manchester City.’


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