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GOAL! MANCHESTER CITY 1-1 Sevilla – Adil Rami OG (36 mins)

Sevilla may have the extra man in midfield, but City have Toure and the Ivorian is the catalyst for their equaliser. The 32-year-old goes on another of his rampaging runs in midfield which eventually sees him play a cross that is met by a volley from Sterling. For all the world it looks like a goal but Sergio Rico produces a brilliant save to deny the England international. The rebound falls to Bony’s who close-range effort is deflected towards goal by the unfortunate Adil Rami.

Game on.
Sevilla defender Adil Rami (right) watches on as he deflects Bony’s strike into his own net
Bony wheels away in celebration after City equalise six minutes later

How will City respond?

35 mins: The answer has been OK so far. Toure and Sterling have tried their luck at goal but Sevilla look comfortable. The visitors, with an extra man in midfield, are controlling that area of the pitch.

GOAL! Manchester 0-1 SEVILLA – Yehven Konoplyanka (30 mins)

I was just about to write that Sevilla are beginning to up the tempo and their pressure has finally paid off as Konoplyanka puts them ahead!

Vitolo turns in behind the City defence to play a ball across goal with which the onrushing Konoplyanka caresses into the goal. Replays show Eliaquim Mangala slipped at the crucial time that the pass was played but Hart is quite rightly furious with his defence. A poor goal to concede and now City have it all to do…
Konoplyanka (left) sweeps home the opening goal of the match on 30 minutes for Sevilla
Konoplyanka holds his arm in celebration after giving his side the lead

GOAL! ATLETICO MADRID 1-0 Astana – Saul (23 mins)

GOAL! MALMO 1-0 Shakhtar Donetsk – Markus Rosenborg (17 mins)

GOAL! GALATASARAY 1-1 Benfica – Selcuk Inan, pen (20 mins)

GOAL! Galatasaray 0-1 BENFICA – Nicolas Gaitan (2 mins)

An absorbing opening 20 minutes at the Etihad

20 mins: The game has sprung into life following that. Sevilla already have had six corners, despite City’s dominance with the ball. I think we’re in for a cracker, here.

Sevilla hit the post – Yehven Konoplyanka

17 mins: Sevilla’s attacking threat has been evident early on and summer signing Yehven Konoplyanka comes inches from giving the lead with a moment of genius. Fernandinho concedes a free-kick to the right-hand side of the penalty area. Konoplyanka shapes to cross the ball but deceives everybody by shooting, unfortunately for the Ukraine international his effort rattles the post with Joe Hart well beaten.

From the following rebound Hart does well to tip another effort behind for a corner.
Manchester CIty goalkeeper Joe Hart stretches as Yehven Konoplyanka’s free-kick hits the post

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