Saturday, May 15

Manchester City, to the Cup semifinals for the perfect year


Guardiola’s team eliminates Ancelotti’s Everton with goals from Gündogan and De Bruyne

The ‘skyblue’ easily lead the Premier, will play the Carabao Cup final and are in the quarterfinals in the Champions League

The Manchester city follow the path of perfection. The team of Pep Guardiola has qualified this Saturday for FA Cup semi-finals by defeating the Everton at Goodison Park (0-2), so he is still alive in all competitions. Before, he had also reached the semifinals on Southampton at the expense of Bournemouth (0-3).

The Everton of Carlo Ancelotti he sold his skin dearly, especially in an even first half that made the whole ‘toffee’ dream. The ball roamed the area of Zack Steffen, the goalkeeper ‘citizen’ of the Cup, than that of Joao Virginia, especially in a header from the ex-Azulgrana Yerry Mina on the edge of rest. City took it easy and settled for possession, hoping that the chances would eventually come. The acceleration came in the second half, when the local goal had to intervene several times, and the blue wall ended up falling coinciding with the entrance to the field of Kevin de Bruyne.

De Bruyne resolves

The Belgian came out in 80, when everything suggested an extension, and five minutes later it was 0-1. Gündogan took advantage of the rejection of the crossbar to a shot of Laporte to head in plank and channel the victory. With many more spaces, City lived the final stretch of the desired match and sentenced with a left-footed shot from De Bruyne himself after leaving the home defense behind for speed.

City is two games away from winning this Cup, but even closer to shot has the League Cup (or Carabao Cup), because it is already in the final. Next April 25 those of Guardiola They will face Tottenham of José Mourinho, if the Portuguese resists in office. In the Champions the ‘skyblue’ are in the quarterfinals, where they will be measured with Earling Haaland’s Borussia Dortmund (whose father was a celestial captain), while in the Premier, despite a faltering start, he has 14 points clear of United and the only debate is on which day the alirón will sing.

The other crosses

One of the possible rivals in the semi-finals of the FA Cup will be the Southampton, who had no mercy on the Bournemouth, of the second English category. The Austrian team Ralph Hasenhüttl managed to access the penultimate round of the tournament for the first time, thanks to goals from Moussa djenepo and of Nathan redmond (two).

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The other two quarterfinal matches will face this Sunday Chelsea with the virtually descended Sheffield United (2.30pm. Dazn) and at Leicester with the United manchester (16.00 hours. Dazn).


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