Manchester City enjoyed a 3-0 victory away to Shakhtar Donetsk in the Champions League last night, with goals from Riyad Mahrez, Ilkay Gundogan and Gabriel Jesus securing the points for Pep Guardiola’s side. [via Sky Sports]
Another standout performer on the night was defensive midfielder Rodri, whose performance elicited attention from Manchester City-focused Twitter channel @City_Xtra, who asked followers for their thoughts on the 23-year-old.
— City Xtra (@City_Xtra) September 18, 2019
The Spain midfielder recorded some excellent statistics in his first Champions League game for the club, not least a 100% passing accuracy, having found a team-mate with every one of his 82 passes. [via WhoScored.com]
No other player on the pitch completed more passes than Rodri, who also had four successful dribbles, four successful tackles, two interceptions and one clearance. [via WhoScored.com]
Last night’s performance continues an impressive start to his Manchester City career following his club-record £62.8m arrival in the summer, having started all but one of their matches so far this season and posted an overall passing success rate of 94.7%.
These Manchester City fans on Twitter were highly complimentary about Rodri’s display against Shakhtar:
— RS7 (@sterlingszn7) September 18, 2019
— Herschel Watts (@HerschelWatts4) September 19, 2019
— Matthew (@CityMatthew) September 18, 2019
— Josh4City (@Josh4City9320) September 18, 2019
— am (@amujich) September 18, 2019
— James (@jameswinter1001) September 18, 2019
Undoubtedly Best defensive Midfielder in Europe
— Remontic Yaso (@Moi_yaso) September 18, 2019
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