Manchester City are out for Southampton FC, so the star-studded second-place side will face Premier League bottoms. Clear matter then, right?
One would think so, at least not today. At the break, the Skyblues are 0-2 behind because the Saints have excellently countered twice. The second goal had a slight spectacle character as Moussa Djenepo sent the ball a good 25 yards above a bewildered Stefan Ortega in goal.
Ortega between the posts? Yes, because it’s not a league match, but the quarter-finals of the League Cup. With Ederson, Kevin de Bruyne or Erling Haaland, Pep Guardiola is saving a few stars for this occasion. With João Cancelo, İlkay Gündoğan or world champion Julián Álvarez, there are still enough top players on the pitch.