Extraordinary Manchester City Can Win Champions League - Napoli Coach

Extraordinary Manchester City Can Win Champions League - Napoli Coach

It started with a typical rush of goals.

"It's great to be back here to play one of the strongest teams in Europe", he said.

It is 10 straight wins for City in all competitions.

This was a very, very, very good game as advertised, and City proved they can beat the best. The passing was on point, and the Blues got two early goals: first it was Raheem Sterling who took advantage of a Kyle Walker rebound to fire home the opener, and Gabriel Jesus then made it 2-0 thanks to an incredible low cross from Kevin De Bruyne.

Napoli were struggling to deal with the Citizens' scintillating attacking play and needed Kalidou Koulibaly to clear a Jesus shot off the line. Napoli was holding on and a team lacking two of its star midfielders - Allan and Jorginho were rested in view of a big Serie A game against Inter Milan at the weekend - was being outclassed.

The Napoli boss, though, said City were deserving winners after their fast start to the game.

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Maurizio Sarri's side maintained their 100 per cent start to the Serie A season with a 1-0 win at Roma on Saturday, courtesy of a first-half victor from Lorenzo Insigne.

"We had some difficulties against a team that is causing difficulties against any team". In the second half, we did well.

When Walker pulled back Raul Albiol as they challenged to get to a cross, Napoli was awarded its first penalty of the evening but City goalkeeper Ederson Moraes guessed the right way to parry out Dries Mertens' effort. Despite their dominance, Napoli's only real chance came after a mistake by Fernandinho, but Hamsik's shot was brilliantly blocked by John Stones.

City are top of Group F after winning their opening two games - against Shakhtar Donetsk and Feyenoord - without conceding.

City's win on Tuesday saw them maintain a ideal start to the Champions League group stage - they top the group with nine points - and Sarri believes Guardiola's side can go all the way.

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