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Manchester City secured their place in the Champions League round of 16 with a Draw 0-0 against Porto on Tuesday night, but Pep Guardiola will surely be frustrated that his team failed to secure a victory in Portugal.
The waste of his team in front of the goal was perhaps the main reason why the Citizens could not add the three points, with Ferran Torres being one of the main culprits.
The Spanish winger, who United Valencia during the summer, suffered a terrible night at the Estadio do Dragao, which may convince Guardiola that the youngster should not play as a forward again in future matches.
According SofaScore, Torres earned a 6.5 rating for his display, and only Raheem Sterling scored lower than the Manchester City players who started the game.
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During his time on the court, which totaled 71 minutes, he had only 15 touches of the ball and was able to complete only five of nine passes, suggesting that the game passed it completely and could have had very little impact.
However, he was still able to miss a great opportunity and lose possession five times during the game, meaning that the few times he had the ball, it was a huge waste on him.
So it came as no surprise that Guardiola replaced Torres with about 20 minutes remaining, and his replacement Gabriel Jesús was able to have a much more forceful influence on the game, with only two fewer touches than the Spaniard, despite spend significantly less time in the field.
The Brazilian also saw a late goal disallowed due to a VAR offside call, but he looked dangerous when he came in, which may be enough to suggest that he should start ahead of Torres in upcoming matches.
“It was an incredible combination of Phil [Foden] and Ferran [Torres].
“Ferran has an incredible sense of goal. The most satisfying thing was the way they arrived. The people who come from the bench are always so important ”.
the £ 40.5 million However, the Spanish international will have to improve his performance a lot next time around if he wants to keep his place on Guardiola’s side, as the Citizens take on Fulham at home on Saturday.
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