A number of Manchester City fans have taken to Twitter to react to Joao Cancelo’s performance as Pep Guardiola’s men won the opening leg of their Champions League last 16 tie against Borussia Monchengladbach.
The Cityzens will take a 2-0 lead into the rematch with the Bundesliga side next month. Bernardo Silva broke the deadlock with a superb header just before the half-hour mark.
Gabriel Jesus doubled the lead from close range during the midway point in the second-half.
In truth, City were in control for the large majority of the game. Marco Rose’s side gave Ederson virtually nothing to do.
The Premier League leaders will therefore, be content with their evening’s work. And one player who can be particularly pleased with his performance will be Cancelo.
The 26-year-old produced a sumptuous cross for Bernardo’s goal. And it was his ball into the box that allowed his countryman to set up Jesus for City’s second.
‘I’m in love’
As shown by Whoscored.com, no player on either side made a greater number of successful dribbles than Cancelo. Meanwhile, he also managed a couple of interceptions when their opponents did threaten to cause problems.
Cancelo – who earns £80,000-a-week, according to Spotrac – is enjoying a fantastic season at the Etihad Stadium. And plenty of supporters felt that he was a standout performer on a very impressive night from City.
With that in mind, here is how some of the City fans reacted to his performance…
Cancelo being Pep’s Philipp Lahm 2.0 👌
— CitizeNI (@bluebloodMCFC) February 24, 2021
Cancelo is the best fullback in Europe today.
— Yard Man (@_samini_) February 24, 2021
Cancelo was bought as a full back. He’s better than most CM’s. Don’t tell me Pep doesn’t improve players. #mcfc
— Terry Cordeiro (@terryc_uk) February 24, 2021
I’m in love with Cancelo 💙
— 🇨🇵🥶 (@MCFCAymeric) February 24, 2021
Cancelo having a great game.
— Metro Detroit Blues (@MCFC_Detroit) February 24, 2021
Cancelo is without doubt the best right back, left back, attacking midfield, defensive midfield player in the world….
And stick striker in there for good measure…..#mcfc
— mcfcman (@mcfcman66) February 24, 2021
Cancelo motm for me and finds Bernardo like a boss 👌🏼
— Church of MCFC (@Church_of_MCFC) February 24, 2021
Bernardo & Cancelo have been an absolute different level tonight man, class!
— Daniel Maddison (@libertine1988) February 24, 2021