Bernardo Silva, the malaise

Pep Guardiola made a decisive decision by removing Bernardo Silva as half-time approached during Manchester City-Red Star Belgrade on Tuesday evening in the Champions League.

Dominant as usual, Manchester City failed to find the fault during the first period of its first Champions League match, Tuesday evening, and the reception of Red Star Belgrade. Despite 71% ball possession and 22 shots attempted by the Cityzens ofErling Haalanddefending champions of the European competition.

Pep Guardiola was visibly unhappy with the performance of Bernardo Silva, perhaps not enough impact on the right wing, since he took out the Portuguese attacking midfielder in the 44th minute, to launch Jérémy Doku, his new will-o-the-wisp, recruited from Stade Rennais for 60 million euros. The former Monegasque expressed his incomprehension once seated on the Mancunian bench…

In the process, the Serbian champion opened the scoring, thanks to former Nantes player Osman Bukari (45th)!

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