1 goal, 1 assist and 4 consecutive nutmeg…”The best player I’ve ever seen” Pep admired

 Bernardo Silva (29, Manchester City) impressed manager Pep Guardiola (52) with his fantastic performance.

Man City defeated Bayern Munich 3-0 in the first leg of the quarterfinals of the 2022-2023 season European Football Federation (UEFA) Champions League (UCL) held at the Etihad Stadium in Manchester, England on the 12th (hereinafter Korean time). The two teams will move to Munich on the 20th to play the second leg.

Silva dominated the game. He scored an additional goal in the 25th minute of the second half when he was leading 1-0, breaking Munich’s pursuit. Six minutes later, he scored 1 goal and 1 assist, assisting Elling Hollan’s key goal.

Not only the attack points, but also the influence of the game was overwhelming. Silva dominated the midfield, recording the most contest wins (12), the most successful tackles (8), and the most opportunities created (3). Britain’s ‘BBC’ also noted, “Silva successfully tackled 8 times. There is no player with more successful tackles than him in UCL tournament matches over the past three seasons.” 메이저놀이터

The most impressive scene was the fantastic ‘Knowing Show’ in the 14th minute of the second half. He caught the ball on the right flank and played with Leon Goretzka and Alfonso Davies.

Silva took the ball out between the legs of the two players in succession, and when the ball was taken away by Davis, he brought the ball back with two consecutive nutmeg. The Munich players allowed four times between the legs in an instant. It was truly a technique worthy of a ‘soccer guru’.

After the game, Guardiola also praised Silva. “Silva can play everywhere, in every position. He reads the game. He is a very important player, especially in a game like this,” he said. “I have been fortunate enough to coach great players at Barcelona and Munich. He is the best among them. As a soccer player, he is special.”

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