THE BALL – Bernardo and Cancelo in the demolition of Chelsea by City (see the targets) (England)

This Sunday, Manchester City secured qualification for the fourth spherical of the FA Cup (FA Cup), beating Chelsea 4-0, in a spherical of 16 match performed at the Etihad Stadium, in Manchester (England) in which the ‘residents’ The coach, Pep Guardiola, has used Portuguese worldwide midfielder Bernardo Silva as a starter and has even used full-back João Cancelo from the substitutes’ bench, in the 58th minute.

A ‘boneless’ victory for the two English champions in opposition to the London ‘blues’, coached by Graham Potter, however a shadow of the staff that on 29 May 2021, at the Estádio do Dragão, in Porto, gained the Liga champions Manchester 1-0 in the remaining of UEFA’s greatest membership competitors, with a purpose from Germany’s Kai Havertz.

This time, we needed to wait… 55 minutes (!) to see a Chelsea shot on purpose saved by Ortega, by way of Mason Mount: little, little or no. And much less so for a power candidate for victory in all competitions in which he participates.

The ‘failure’ was the infernal carousel of depth, rhythm and fixed adjustments of positions of the two-time English champion, which utterly demolished Chelsea in the first half, ruling the tie.

A masterful foul by Ryad Mahrez, placing the ball ‘in the drawer’ of the purpose defended by the Spaniard Kepa, in the twenty fourth minute, gave the residence staff a 1-0 lead: Bernardo Silva nonetheless went there to attempt to convert, however the Algerian has despatched. he leaves, advised him it was his… and he was the identical!

Six minutes later (30′), and by VAR, the referee, Robert Jones, found a foul in the Chelsea space and pointed to the penalty spot, from which Julian Álvarez, champion of the world of Argentina in Qatar-2022… and 2-0.

After having scored in two set items – a foul and a penalty –, Man. City made it 3-0 in the thirty eighth minute in what was in all probability the greatest transfer of the sport: Mahrez opened large on the proper, Kyle Walker served on the end line for Phil Foden, additionally first, to transform from shut vary , the Chelsea defenders shocked and helpless. , watching play.

In the second half, and with every thing determined, the time has come for João Cancelo to switch Gómez in the 58th minute and then decide up a ‘yellow’ from Gallagher (Chelsea), after a tough sort out by the London participant. City acquired it, Chelsea cooled off, however the destiny was sealed, extra targets, much less targets. And after Bernardo Silva was ‘yellow’ (70′) and changed by Rico Lewis (86′), Cancelo additionally noticed a yellow card (87′), simply after Ryad Mahrez scored two targets to make it 4-0, in conversion of a purpose. penalty, for Koulibaly’s foul on Phil Foden.

Undisputed victory from the solely staff that did it and that, even simply areas, whenever you press the accelerator, it appears unattainable to cease in the panoply of mixtures and offensive options that it boasts. In distinction, Chelsea, the FIFA Club World Cup champions, had been… bland.

A Chelsea… unrecognizable. It virtually misses the penalty space for Man. metropolis A caricature of the ambition that new proprietor Todd Boehly laid out for the Blues, who had been already out of the League Cup… and now out of the FA Cup, regardless of the multi-million pound (and euros) made accessible and invested by the new homeowners, for now.

Relive the highlights of the match and evaluate some of the targets from the match under:


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