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Champions League: In Form Man City Ready To March On Feyenoord

Champions League: In Form Man City Ready To March On Feyenoord

by | 12th September 2017

By Ikechukwu Azunna

 

Pep Guardiola and Manchester City will be keen to keep the momentum going as they open the hunt for Champions League glory against a diminished Feyenoord in Rotterdam on Wednesday.

 

After thrashing Liverpool 5-0 in the Premier League on Saturday, City now travel to face the Dutch champions — who face a daunting prospect after a 15-year absence from the group stage of the competition.

 

Main target will be City playmaker Kevin De Bruyne, whose sublime form played a major part in the Liverpool drubbing and who is sure to sniff out and exploit weaknesses in Feyenoord’s midfield and defence.

 

Feyenoord may have beaten Heracles 4-2 in a Dutch top-flight match over the weekend, but their opponents came dangerously close to scoring more goals, a fact no doubt that will play on coach Giovanni van Bronckhorst’s mind.

 

They faced a further blow up front after leading striker Nicolai Jorgensen came off with a leg muscle injury 21 minutes into the Heracles game.

 

The 26-year-old Danish international, last year’s Eredivisie top scorer with 21 goals in 32 games will not play in the City match which opens their Group F campaign, Feyenoord announced on Monday.