Alexander Zinchenko had a very good match in the Champions League against Lyon. Manchester City ahead of the play-off time, but the Ukrainian was not genuinely impressed with his game. Statistics, ratings of British journalists and fan critics – in our material.
Zinchenko retired for the second time in a row in Manchester City for the Champions League match. Position is already known – left back with offsets in the support zone when his team has a ball. Thanks to this, the city played the favorite Guardiola 3-2-5.
Alexander could bring a match with Sakther to his property and then went to Lyon, who was frankly ill for him. He has destroyed the life of the Ukrainian Maxwell Cornet – Cote d'Ivoire on the Zinchenko brain. From the area of responsibility of the Ukrainian national team, there is a danger of a rivalry being played regularly.
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Root without resistance, Alexandr made the right moment for Depay, then scoring with scissors in the bar, when the left back of the city lost behind his back in the penalty area. In the second half, Lyon attacked Zinchenko, who did not recognize the "luxury" shot at the top of nine.
Zinchenka defense characters are not that bad: 4 seizures, 4 shots from a dangerous zone, and 1 blocked strike. Consequently, the statistical portals were rated as normal. WhoScored give 6.7 a SofaScore – 6.8. This result is slightly worse than average.
In this case, however, statistics do not reflect the real situation. Alexander did not succeed in defensive work, won a single fight. Ex-player Richard Dunn during the half-time match BT Sport He said Guardiola's choice for Zinchenko was not justified. "The city is now on the move, let it play as before – Exit Zinchenko made a little mess in the team"- says Dunn.
Alexander did not show up in the attack even though he was decent in the game (111 touched – especially in the team). If the number and percentage of transmission accuracy remained at the normal level, then the solid diagonals were extremely small. Manchester United's UEFA correspondent Simon Khairt stressed that Zinchenko's hard pass was only successful from time to time – he was expecting more.
English media rating and fan reaction
Daily Mail gave Zinchenko the worst score in a match for two teams – 5. In the text of the publication, she also noted that the decision of the Guardiola to issue Alexander was seriously criticized because the Ukrainian had left too much freedom to Maxwell Cornet.
Day mirror also gave Zinchenko a rating of 5 – the worst among "citizens". Only Rahe Sterling received so much, the rest – more. "A rare and excellent chance to prove it, but has made too little influence on the team's game," the popular newspaper writes.
Sky sports did not find Zinchenko with a negative score – 6 pointsas with most of the city's players. Critics of the authoritative edition were not.
Manchester Evening News the worst estimate was reserved for Leroy Sana (4) and Riyad Marez (5). Zinchenko earned a normal 6 points – again, the average result. "In the second half, I felt much more comfortable when the city mostly played halfway across Lyon, but failed to cope with defensive duties," the reporter said. MEN.
City Watch rated Zinchenko with the usual average score – 6. Worse were Riyad Marez and Leroy Sana again. "The Ukrainians were the most involved in the touch team, but they had very little influence on the course of the meeting, and they were mainly involved in a small perempet," says a profile source.
Zinchenko is playing time for another injury to Benjamin Mendi's main left back. Author sources even reported that Josep Guardiola would not sell him in the winter. But the Ukrainians did not use their chances against Lyon.
Fans have been seriously criticized by the network. They most often write that he played badly that he can not be used on the left side of the defense in such decisive games that he is much worse than the injured Mendi. Here are some of the most constructive and harmless examples.
"Zinchenko viglyadav pogatu in tsiomu matchi.V the capital vіdpovіdniy lіviy fulbek.Lyaport serious even for the central potter, and for liy"
"Hviluyusya liche for lsviy flank.Delf i Zіnchenko normal for the internal champion, but not for Eurokubk in the third position".
"Zinchenko, I'm fine, I'm sure I never understand my nervous."
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