Man City midfielder Bernardo Silva wary of Feyenoord threat

Lynette Rowe
September 12, 2017

After last weekend's thrashing of Liverpool at the Etihad, Manchester City return to action with a trip to the Netherlands for a meeting with reigning Dutch champions Feyenoord in the opening match of this season's Champions League.

City defenders Danilo, Kyle Walker and John Stones modelled the kit, which "combines deep greens with the Club's iconic sky blue". The duo who missed Saturday's clash with Liverpool are both ruled out with injuries.

Sergio Aguero opened the scoring in the first half before Gabriel Jesus' brace, while Leroy Sane came off the bench to score twice late in the second period.

Starting with this week's tricky-looking tie in De Kuip to play a resurgent Feyenoord, City have once again been pitched into a group that looks extremely even. Napoli and Shakhtar Donetsk are hardly mugs when it comes to continental competition and Guardiola's men will need to repeat their strong early league form to progress.

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And having lost each of their last seven Champions League fixtures, Feyenoord will be desperate to show some improvement.

Kompany sustained a calf injury whilst on worldwide duty with Belgium during the 9-0 win over Gibraltar, but continued to see the game out, a decision which will undoubtedly irk Guardiola seeing as the game was already won. There was no coming back from the single point haul from the two Ajax games and City were eliminated at the group stage. Man City, on the other hand, are flying high after the 5-0 triumph over Liverpool, and we expect them to record another comfortable win.

Jonathan is ESPN FC's Manchester City correspondent.

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